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What A Tangled Web We Weave… September 1, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Liverpool, World Wide Web.
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What’s this strange web-like structure that’s appeared in Exchange Flags?

Is it part of some French plot to ensnare the good people of Liverpool?

Or is it, as some at the Chamber think, simply part of the lighting rig for the spectacular light show that’s coming to town?

Who can say? All we can guess at is that it’s part of Capital of Culture year and it will no doubt weave its magic all in good time.


OK, we now know it’s a work of art by Ai Weiwei, as part of the upcoming Liverpool Biennial of Art. Excellent! How very exciting!

Ubiquity – A New Extension For FireFox 3 Users August 28, 2008

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Ubiquity creating an email including selected content

Ubiquity creating an email including selected content

For those of you who have made the switch to superior web browser Firefox, and are using its most up to date version, a new super-duper extension has been released full of innovative ideas.

Ubiquity is an add-on that could make using the web much, much easier. Once installed, Ubiquity lets you:

  • select copy and images from a web page and pop them in a new email (if using GMail) straight from that web page
  • find and insert maps into emails, rather than sending just a link
  • translate foreign text directly in the page you are looking at
  • edit a web page’s content
  • delete HTML elements from a page
  • search a plethora of seach engines and Wikipedia for highlighted text from a web page
  • tons more stuff we haven’t discovered yet.

It’s still in Alpha release, so expect bugs, but after playing around with it we can report it’s well worth investigating and has great potential.

Learn more and intsall Ubiquity here.

Read the user tutorial to see some of what it can do.

If you give it a whirl, why not let us know what you think in our comments?

Firefox 3 Is Launched June 18, 2008

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Firefox, the web browser that’s quicker, safer, more secure and just downright cooler than all the others has released its version 3.

This updated browser has improved its speed and built in a shed-load of tools to make browsing the web that much easier. As well as the usual add-ons and tools, it’s now easier to manage your favourites, stay one step ahead of fake websites, manage downloads and find the info you want. Plus a load more of tricks I haven’t discovered yet.

Download Firefox 3 here.

Get Portable Firefox 3 here (to run of your USB memory stick on any machine)

Lifehackers Top Ten Firefox Tips

Got any tips (or gripes) about FF3? Let us know in the comments.