Firefox Popup

I added a popup window to my blog with a link to download Firefox. This isn’t an ad – I’m not making any money on it, and neither is anyone else. It only shows up if you’re using Internet Explorer, so if you’ve already made the switch you won’t see anything. If you own a website, and want to promote Firefox, have a look at my page source.

My reasons for creating this popup are both selfish and altruistic. As a web developer, it’s a pain to try to develop both for open web standards, and for Microsoft non-standards. The more people that switch to Firefox or other standards compliant browsers, the easier my job will be. I’m being altruistic in that Internet Explorer is really a time bomb waiting to go of with all of the security problems it has. Plus, Firefox is simply a better browser with features like tabbed browsing, integrated searching, and extensions.