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Professor X

September 29th, 2006 at 5:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox no pointLink

When developers optimize pages, they automatically click the view source and look at what their competition has done to their pages. Professor X eliminates the need to view source anymore. 

Professor X analyzes the current web page and displays the header details at the top of the page. Some of the items included in the extension are:

  • Active Links
  • Title
  • Meta Tags (keywords, description, etc.)
  • Generator (WordPress, TypePad, etc.)
  • JavaScript Source
  • CSS code

...and any thing else included in a header of a web page. The author, Stuart Robertson, said he added CSS to allow the site to be more visually stimulating. I definitely agree with this. The site has a good combination of color to look at and focus on specific sections rather quickly.

The extension took seconds to install and after a restart, was up and running. The one thing that would rock is if a toolbar button was installed to activate Professor X.