Sebastopol, CA--If the Web is really the information super highway, then surely the web browser is the car that navigates the streets. And what's a car without a personalized license plate, chosen color, or customized interior? The same goes for the web browser. In just a short time, Greasemonkey, the hot new Firefox extension that allows people to write scripts that alter the web pages they visit, has achieved a cult-like following to rival that of any muscle car or mint condition classic Chevy.
With Greasemonkey, you can create scripts that make a web site more usable, fix rendering bugs that site owners can't be bothered to fix themselves, or add items to a web site's menu bar. With Greasemonkey Hacks (Pilgrim, O'Reilly, US $24.95), you get an invaluable compendium of 100 ingenious hacks to alter pages to do anything from working better with technologies that make a web page speak out loud, to converting a page to Braille.
"If you are one of those people who want all the clever customizations and cutting-edge tips and tools you need to take command of any web page you view, then Greasemonkey Hacks is the book for you," said the book's author Mark Pilgrim.
The possibilities of the Web are limited only by your imagination and your Greasemonkey expertise. Greasemonkey Hacks can't help you with the imagination part, but it can provide the expert hacks-complete with the sample code-you need to turn your brainstorms into reality.
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