I switched to Chrome as my primary browser almost right after it was released. The UI was minimal and fast, and I loved it. And the developer tools matured at lightning speed, so it wasn’t long before I dropped Firefox for development too. And Firefox was relegated to the status of “testing only,” right alongside IE.
So here’s why I still love Firefox and Mozilla.
Firefox is 100% open source. You don’t have to wonder what they’re doing with your data – you can see for yourself.
Their documentation is second to none. From JS to CSS to DOM to HTML5 to helping you fix the code you wrote for other browsers. (Oh, and don’t forget to click on MDN in your search results, not the site that shall not be named!)
So I’m going to put my money where my mouth is and switch back to Firefox for browsing. I’m not quite ready to switch for development yet – but the dev tools have made some great progress, and I’m expecting more to come.
I love Firefox and Mozilla because I know I can count on them do do what’s right for the web. And I don’t know if I can say that about any other browser.