Articles by Potch
The Power of Web Components
Web Components comprises a set of standards that enable user-defined HTML elements. These elements can go in all the same places as traditional HTML. Despite the long standardization process, the emerging promise of Web Components puts more power in the hands of developers and creators.
Firefox 63 – Tricks and Treats!
Firefox 63 comes with some long-awaited treats: an implementation of web components, including custom elements and the shadow DOM. Potch also covers the Fonts Editor, the associated font panel in the Firefox DevTools Inspector, and reduced motion preferences in CSS.
Show your support for Firefox with new badges
If you use Firefox and want to show your support, we've made a collection of badges you can add to your website. Whether you're passionate about Mozilla's mission, or just think Firefox is a kick-ass product, we'd love your help in spreading the word.
Firefox 62 – Tools Cool for School!
From the new Firefox Shape Path Editor, which lets floated content sculpt the flow of content, to the Variable Fonts, which enable fine-grained adjustment of font rendering, to more efficient Firefox Dev Tools view options, Firefox 62 delivers a cornucopia of features.
Firefox 61 – Quantum of Solstice
Firefox 61 is now available, bringing new performance improvements that make the fox faster than ever! We're keen on the Retained Display Lists feature to improve performance while an interactive page is painted; the Accessibility Inspector baked in to our tooling to support assistive technology users; more powerful tab management for power users; and many more Dev Tools updates and enhancements.
Firefox 60 – Modules and More
Firefox 60 continues the evolution of Quantum. The parallel processing of Quantum CSS comes to Firefox for Android, while WebRender work is ongoing. Potch reports on two security upgrades - support for the Web Authentication API and for the Same-Site attribute for cookies - as well the arrival of ES modules. Firefox Quantum for Enterprise, our Extended Support Release, is now available for large installations. Read all about it!
Firefox 58: The Quantum Era Continues
2017 was a big year for Mozilla, culminating in the release of Firefox Quantum, a massive multi-year re-tooling of the browser focused on speed, and laying the groundwork for 2018 releases. Here's a roundup of some of the goodies in Firefox 58: including Off-Main-Thread Painting (OTMP) and other Gecko engine performance improvements, new support for CSS `font-display`, new Add to Home screen support in Firefox for Android, and more.
Using Headless Mode in Firefox
Browser automation is not a new idea, but is an increasingly important part of how modern websites are built, tested, and deployed. Firefox now has support for headless mode, making it easier to use as a backend to automated tools. Learn how to work with headless mode in Firefox.
Introducing the Extension Compatibility Tester
With Firefox’s move to a modern web-style browser extension API, it’s now possible to maintain one codebase and ship an extension in multiple browsers. However, since different browsers can have different capabilities, some extensions may require modification to be truly portable. With this in mind, we’ve built the Extension Compatibility Tester.
Cross-browser extensions, available now in Firefox