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Opera 7 W3-dev Menu
Outstanding Exclusive Opera ADD-ON

 5:37 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just found this resource and I have to say it is an OUTSTANDING add-on for Opera 7 users... as if Alternate Style Sheets and advanced CSS/Web Standards support already wasn't enough...

The W3-dev menu offers HTML validation, CSS, WAI, Section 508 (<--- test ANY page!), links to all popular and not-so-popular browsers, very extensive resource and testing links, and so much more.

Very, very cool, and very useful. Sorry--it's Opera 7 only!

Opera 7 W3-dev [goddamn.co.uk]



 5:41 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)


Looking now, hope I can do it on my linux version. Back in a minute! (hour mayber ;-)

Thanks PB



 5:44 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)


It's like sodding Christmas in the Wilson household now! ;),)

Off to PLAY!



 5:46 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Man, is that a POWER SET or what!
Where's PageOne...?
Gonna wean him offa IE once and for all...!
Ha, ha, ha!

I'm off to PLAY too!


 6:22 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I love the quick "Quirks Mode" check - very handy.


 6:30 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Quirks Mode - that IS a nice one!

What never ceases to amaze me is the ease at which Opera can be enhanced. Opera certainly emphasizes the power of the .ini!

By the way, the ACCESSIBILITY "quick-checks" are very useful!


 6:38 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Okay, I was on my way out to enjoy the weekend, get the car waxed, you know, typical weekend stuff.

Then papabaer posts this topic. Guess what, I'm not on my way out just yet!

Okay, forgive me for being somewhat dense when it comes to Opera, but why can't I get that menu to appear?

I downloaded the .ini file and dropped it into the Opera > Defaults folder. Did I put it into the right place? Do I need to activate something in preferences to make this work.

Come on, I'm salivating which I'm sure was your intended effect. Tell me, how do I get it to work?!


 6:45 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Bait n' hook! LOL!

PageOne, I just "clicked" on the .ini link and it auto-installed.

Trust me.. the feature set is sweeeet! Forget about the car wash n' wax. It's gonna rain anyhow. ;)


 6:48 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

ooo ooo ooo - runs off to install 7.x - scurry scurry scurry......


 6:54 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hehehe, you need to download the ini with Opera and not IE for it to autoinstall. I want one for IE!

Some cool stuff in that menu. Tis not going to rain in this neck of the woods and I can't use that as an excuse anymore not to get the car waxed. I do have priorities ya know.

That is definitely one cool little add in, thanks papabaer!


 6:58 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not gonna rain here either--and I have a concert to get to.. but--lol!

By the way, I'm certain it would not take much to customize the W3-dev.ini file to add your own resources and links.

I bet Brett could add a link to his Keyword Density checker and more... Brett?


 8:47 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

>> Where's PageOne...? <<
>> Gonna wean him offa IE once and for all...! <<

Heh, the challenge is laid down. I'm on the lookout for Bretts next article "Weaning a hopeless case off of IE in 6 months..." with a full case study of pageone and Opera in it.


 9:15 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

With a full case study of pageone and Opera in it.

Hey, why's everybody always pickin' on me? ;)

No weaning needed here. I've been using Opera since version 5 (for site compatibility checks). The majority of my browsing is done in IE for a number of reasons. In some cases, I have no choice! ;)

Opera definitely has its advantages over IE and, Brett, papabaer and other Opera supporters will always be here to let us know. I enjoy the Opera browsing experience.

Brett, I'll second papabaer's motion to make a WebmasterWorld menu for Opera. Talk about branding! You could promote that great set of tools and at the same time, invite users to make the switch to Opera. ;)

Now, I think I had to go wax the car...


 9:19 pm on Jun 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I have just been sent a link to this forum. Glad you like it.

Yes, it does work in the Linux version of Opera -- Linux is my desktop OS.

As for how to install, if you're using Opera 7.1x, you should just be able to click on the link and it will be auto-installed. If you're not using Opera 7.1x, whyever not?!?!

It is probably quite possible to write something similar for IE -- although no doubt involving buying some expensive development tools.

There is already something similar for Mozilla/Netscape. It's called Checky (shouldn't be too difficult to find on Google). Although the w3-dev menu **IS NOT** an Opera port of Checky, I have copied a few ideas for the 0.92 version from it.

Let me know if you have any ideas for improvements.


[edited by: tedster at 12:43 am (utc) on June 15, 2003]


 2:01 pm on Jun 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks Toby!

I have a question for you: HOW IS IT DONE! ;);)

Please, I'm dying to have a go myself....



 2:12 pm on Jun 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just thought I'd post the equivilent extensions for Mozilla/Firebird users as well:

( Official Moz Extension Pages )

Alternate StyleSheet Switcher [texturizer.net]

Language Switcher [texturizer.net]

Live HTTP Headers [texturizer.net]

W3C Validator [texturizer.net]

User Agent Switcher [texturizer.net]



 2:35 pm on Jun 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well, you inspired me to dust off O7, (still doesn't work with my logitech mouse). Tried it on the laptop (still doesn't work with my logitech mouse).

Tried to install it - no go there - v7 crashed.

Sorry, Opera 7 really bites - can't stand it - sticking with the rock solid v6.


 11:26 pm on Jun 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

pageoneresults said:
I want one for IE!

Have you had a look at [favelets.com...] by Tantek (of the "Tantek box model hack" fame)?

It has a number of javascript favourites that provide functions for checking HTML and CSS, resizing the window to different resolutions, checking HTTP headers etc.

Not quite as nice as the Opera menu, but they do work in IE.


 10:03 am on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have two words about this menu: Simply Superb!

Brett: I'm using a Logitech TrackMan Marble Wheel without any issue with Opera 7.11...


 10:09 am on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes, I'm logitech too with no worries..



 10:11 am on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Actually, looking at the INI file it looks like this menu was definitely inspired by the favelets site. A large number of the functions are identical. Its just Opera lets you integrate such thing so much easier than IE does :)

Brett: I can confirm that Opera 7 works fine with my Logitech Mouseman Traveller (PS/2 port)


 1:50 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Set your wheel scroll for one full page down at at time Nick. no go...


 1:50 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I know how it's done! [stylesheet.org]

Shameless drop approved by BT ;)



 1:53 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Very nice Nick! It seems to have removed my W3C-Dev one though.... :(

Is there a way of getting both?


 1:57 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I'm pretty certain there is. I'll have a new version done later today that will give you both of them ;)



 2:01 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Now that would be the job! You are a legend in your own underpants, Mr. W!


 4:11 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)


hehe, how ever did you guess it was a nce day in Denmark? ;)

It's done!



 4:23 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Very, VERY SWEET! Great work Nick! Superb! Hats off again to Toby... I hope he comes back a joins the friendly "fray!" here at WebmasterWorld.

I have to say this: the big "O"(pera) just keeps getting better and better. As Nick and Toby (and others) have discovered, Opera is very amenable to user-enhancements. When Opera Soft says "O" is customizable, they REALLY mean it!

More and more.... the ultimate webmaster's power tool!

- papabaer


 7:53 pm on Jun 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Simply brilliant..

have both of them working now and also learnt how to edit it..

thanks papabaer and Nick

and mainly to toby, and I also my request for you to join the "fray"


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