How to view HTML source in Safari And Firefox

If you’re a Linux and a Mac OS X user, like I am, chances are that you tend to stick to the same browser in both the operating systems, maybe because you’re familiar with it or maybe because you just like that one browser. In my case, that’s usually the Mozilla Firefox browser. While I have both Chrome and Firefox installed on both my machines, I still tend to come back to Firefox always. Anyway, I digress.

I’ve been using Firefox to debug and display a ruby on rails app that I’m working on and it was going fine till I decided to use Safari for the same work, because I thought I should test in both the browsers.

Now, if you’ve developed any HTML based app before, you’d know how important and useful the “view source” function is, that any modern browser incorporates. HTML is a simple markup language and mostly you can just debug your markup by just looking at the browser UI, but sometimes, especially when you’re dynamically generating content and pages, as in case of Ruby on rails, you need to view the source to figure out what’s happening.

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View PDF and HTML files on your Kindle

Amazon KindleTheĀ Amazon Kindle is an extremely capable and versatile e-book reader. It has been a runaway success from the time it was released about an year back.

Last month Amazon released version 2.0 of the Kindle and that has also been recieved very well.

The only problem with the Kindle is that it doesn’t display PDF and HTML files and so you will not be able to view a lot of ebooks that you might have collected over the years, will not be viewable on the device.

The Kindle uses the .mobi format for displaying files and if you’re looking for a utility to convert PDF and HTML files to the .mobi format, you should give Auto Kindle a try.

It is a very simple tool which just does one job and does it well.