Do you remember MTV’s Pimp My Ride? It was a show about a bunch of guys who came to your home and magically transformed your old car into a modern-looking vehicle. I remember the passion of the crew and as well as the face of the “client” when s/he saw the “pimped” ride. The show often ended with: “oh my goooood!!!” and: “aaaaaa iiii ooooo”… Search for the show’s archives to watch it.
Why am I telling you, dear reader, this story from the past? Because I want to introduce you to a way to do this, at home, with your……..browser? Yes! Your browser is your web car. You are driving down Internet highways, sitting comfortably on your cozy chair or on a bench in the park and here we go. Vroooom!
So I assume you are happy with your browser? You probably are, but let me show you what else you can do with it. I can show you how to “pimp” your browser and make it unique, like you. For me personally, using a web browser without extensions is impossible.
Extensions? What are those? Come on! Tell us!
All right, all right, extensions are small pieces of code, designed to do something that your browser doesn’t. For example: What about making your browser show you the latest weather information without going to a different website?
Need more? All right.
You can make your browser look and feel like your favorite sports team… Manchester United?…Sparta?… Green Bay Packers?…[insert favorite team here]. It doesn’t matter, they are good when they win and they suck when they lose. Right?
One more example, for the road?
Imagine you have a website, and you want to keep in touch with your community by making them aware that you have published news, a blog post, or even a new deal – you can make it possible for them to download an extension specially designed for their specific needs.
Great, isn’t it? Yes, you can have something small just for you and your visitors. However, if you have 1 million users it can’t be so small, right?
“…er.. I don’t know. Don’t I have to code or something?”
I remember the days when you had to be really tech-savvy and have a computer science degree from a big ass university to create extensions. I remember the days when you had to learn technology that was so strange you felt lost, but all that is in the past.
You don’t need anything like that now – you can Wips your Browser and create a extension without writing code, just by clicking some buttons and menus. How cool is that?