I'm a big fan of Quicksilver, an application launcher for the mac (that's really an understatement, because you can do a so much more than just launch applications, but I digress). So when I came across this Firefox plugin called Ubiquity the other day, I became immediately excited. Ubiquity is like Quicksilver for the web. It allows users to tell the browser, through language, what they want to do. What does this mean exactly?
I decided to dig a little deeper to see how hard it was to create my own Ubiquity plugin. It turns out to be surprisingly simple. I wrote a little script that allows you to validate any webpage's html or css on-the-fly (which I find extremely useful in quickly testing our developer's front-end code). You can download it from our software section here.
Ubiquity is still very experimental and in it's early stages of development, but once you start getting a feel for it, you'll begin to think of how this little plugin can simplify a lot of the web-based tasks you execute on a daily basis. I for one, am very excited about the possibilities.