Firefox 5 Beta Released

Eight weeks after Mozilla rolled out Firefox 4, it has launched a beta version of its fifth edition of the Firefox Web browser on Monday. Firefox 5 is faster and fixes plenty of bugs left over from Firefox 4. It’s new features include performance and stability enhancements, a channel switcher and CSS animations standard.

Firefox 5 Beta

The channel switcher lets users move between aurora, beta and final releases of the browser and test features at each level of development and quality.

CSS animations allows users animate transitions from one CSS style configuration to another.

Firefox 5 beta also includes opt-in location-aware browsing feature. This feature can tell websites where you’re located so you can find info that’s more relevant and useful and improve your browsing experience.

Mozilla’s first mobile release of Firefox 5 is an Android version of the browser. Both the desktop and mobile versions of Firefox 5 have a Do Not Track feature that lets users browse anonymously.

You can download Firefox 5 beta. ┬áIf you’ve been using Firefox 5 Aurora, you can switch the channel to continue to use Firefox 5

The final version of Firefox 5 is scheduled for roll-out on June 21.

Learn How To Rotate Text With CSS | CSS Trick

I’d like to share something interesting that I learned some days back. I was going through an article on Learning jQuery and my eyes struck on the date of the post. I was quite impressed the way it was designed and presented. At first, I thought it was an image, but when I viewed the source, I realized that it was done with CSS. I was very eager to learn how it was done and I Googled for this particular trick and found Snook’s article, Text Rotation With CSS. It wasn’t that hard to learn and implement as I had thought of it. I experimented on this trick and learned quite a bit of it. I altered the coding to insert Techie-Buzz logo and here’s the end result:

Demo | Download Source

The Magical Code:

HTML Code:

<div class="logo_box">
     <span class="techie_sample">Techie</span>
     <span class="tblogo_sample"><img src="tb.png" /></span>
     <span class="buzz_sample">Buzz</span>

CSS Code:

/* - Text rotation exmaple */
float: left;
background-color: #fff;
border: 1px solid #000000;
color: #ffffff;
position: relative;
margin: 0 0 0 20px;
.logo_box .techie_sample
display: block;
text-align: center;
font-size: 30px;
line-height: 30px;
padding: 2px 0;
background-color: #000;
.logo_box .tblogo_sample
display: block;
padding: 2px 24px 2px 0;
.logo_box .buzz_sample
display: block;
writing-mode: tb-rl;
-webkit-transform: rotate(90deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(90deg);
position: absolute;
right: 0;
bottom: 9px;
font-size: 24px;
*:first-child+html .logo_box .buzz_sample { right: -28px; } /* IE7 positions element differently to IE6 & 8 */
.logo_box span:nth-child(3)
right: -16px;
bottom: 24px;

Pretty simple, isn’t it? Download the source code.

P.S. Though this trick is a little old, I thought it would be great sharing it with you. Hope you liked it.

Webby Wednesday: Build Menus Online, Watch Movie Trailers, Upside Down Text IM RSS Reader and More

Welcome to the second episode of Webby Wednesday where we introduce users to several interesting web applications and services which will help them out.

This week we have several interesting and diverse web apps which will be fun to use and come in handy to you. So let’s dive into it.

Free Online CSS Menu Builder

Online CSS Menu Creator

Want to build a CSS menu but don’t have the HTML or CSS skills? The Menu Builder site will come in handy to you, it allows you to create horizontal and vertical menus with the click of a button.

Looking for something advanced? Then take a look at some jQuery navigation menus or another online service which will help you create dropdown CSS menus or download a free desktop tool to create dropdown CSS menus.

Watch Movie Trailers Online

Watch Movie Trailers Online

Want to watch movie trailers of upcoming movies online? Trailers Movies is a aggregator site which lists out movies of the most popular and upcoming movies in a single place. It also provides users with an option to search for movie trailers.

Want to watch full movies online? Then check out 7 ways to watch full movies online legally or visit to watch Bollywood and Hollywood movies for free.

Upside Down Text

Upside Down Text

Want to have a little bit of fun with your friends? Head over to Upside Down Text to flip text upside-down and send it across to your friends.

While you are at it, you might also want to check out how to reverse text or shuffle it. Also, don’t forget to try out some of the funny pranks we have told you about in the past on your friends.

Read Feeds Through Instant Messengers is a handy service which will alert you about new feed items through Instant messengers. Just enter the feed you want to track and the XMPP/Jabber or Google Talk ID and hit the subscribe button. will send you a instant message the next time an RSS feed has an update. This will also work with Chat which now supports XMPP/Jabber.

Create Your Personalized Homepage is a new service which will allow you to create your personalized homepage using your personal content from sites like , , Facebook, and more. Flavors provides users with a easy to use interface to design and pull data from external websites to your personal page.

Add your web application or software to the Techie Buzz forum so that we can feature it here next.