QH: A sad monkey tells all

I really like the icon for the Firefox add-in Greasemonkey. You can disable it or enable it. Guess which state each is?

I love that it is fun - the monkey is sad when disabled. It makes me want to enable it.

BTW, Greasemonkey is an add-in for Firefox that allows you to customize pages. For example, you can change the logo on the Google Search page, or add a button to Blogger (that's what I was using it for - until I found Windows Live Writer which works even better).

For more samples of Greasemonkey at work, see the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greasemonkey

For starting to write your own Greasemonkey scripts (if you know Javascript, it's easy), Mark Pilgrim has a great book: http://diveintogreasemonkey.org/ (online with samples, as well as dead-tree books on the subject).

Sunday, July 06, 2008, 12:00 AM

tagged: design, monkeys, firefox, firefoxaddins, greasemonkey, interfaces

series: Quick Hits (38 other posts in this series)