glowplug

About me

Developer Information
Name glowplug
Location Lake Macquarie, Australia
Occupation Self Employed
Homepage http://glowplug.bitasylum.net/
Email address
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 14 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

I started Firefox theming in 2005 as a way to put something back into the "Open Source Community".
That was glowyred and I got a lot of requests to do it in blue, green, pink, purple etc.
In doing glowyblue and glowygreen I learnt a lot of things that meant I had to deprecate glowyred in favour of a new theme that became glowywine.

Since then I have created glowygold, Arctic Glow and flaminglow.
I've made each of these fairly monotonous for a number of reasons.

I set a goal to have all my themes on Firefox 4 by March 2011 which I have achieved.
I also promised to resume support for Thunderbird and as at 2nd of March 2011 have submitted each for AMO approval.

It has been quite a work load to achieve this but a challenge I have enjoyed.
I hope many of you get similar satisfaction from the results.

At this stage I am cross testing with Firefox and Thunderbird Extensions for issues such as readability.

Add-ons I've created

glowygreen

Gold trimmings with a variety of dark backgrounds.
It will integrate with most extensions by default.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (85)
2,684 users

Arctic Glow

Varying shades of blue with arctic ice effects.
It will integrate with most extensions by default.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (67)
2,411 users

glowygreen-thunder

Dark green and gold theme.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (7)
1,730 users

glowysilver-thunder

Black theme with silver trimmings

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (1)
1,074 users

glowysilver

Black theme with silver text and trimmings.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
557 users

My Reviews

Inspect Context

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Inspect Context comes into it's own with probing popupset menus let alone drop.
In terms of work flow for addon development I find it a must have.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It get's up my nose when a developer get's blamed for things beyond normal control.
95% for comitment and effort and another 5% to comensate other's rudeness and impatience.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0). 

DownThemAll!

No downer for the DownThemAll Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most successfull download manager in my experience over 4 years across more than 4 platforms for most web use

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

NoScript Security Suite

Consistent support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Support for this is taking up a lot of your time, 90 stars for effort and the rest for commitment.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.9.8). 

Greasemonkey

Exceptional Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have not found any dev bugs so I suspect the information provided by Dexter is somewhat misdirected.
I give this 97/100 and suggest you contest Dexter.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

Video DownloadHelper

Integration Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the way this integrates with providers, well done

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.8.3). 

StumbleUpon

Open Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This product is a shining example of the benifit of open source software.It has been well designed for UI.With the support I have recieved I since installing it I want to give it 99 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.81). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is easy to configure, does all that can be expected and deserves 10 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is easy to configure, does all that can be expected and deserves 10 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3). 

ReminderFox

Exceptional Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Reminderfox has a lot of functionality while being progressive from simple to complex ui.
I rate it 10 star.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.9.2). 

Stacked Inspector

Essential Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Having used this going back to the default layout is like wading waist deep through treacle. I've changed the version support number several platforms for Firefox 4 with no problem. I'm sure your flat out on NNL but I hope you keep supporting this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.20081217). 

Flash-Aid

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! You have saved me a lot of time when I really need it - Linux testing to get one of my themes out on Firefox 4. While the UI is extensive it is well designed and therefore intuitive. A system report as well... Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2). 

LavaFox V2

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this theme.
As a dark themer I know you have left no stone unturned, well done.
Thank you

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7). 

Red_Vista

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would like to see more icons in red but I can understand that there may be good reasons why you have not done that.
What I would like to see is your style with a glass red background theme.

Two Dimensions: Green

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Like all of your themes this has great precision and symmetry leading to high aesthetic appeal.
I must say that this is my favourite of the 2D themes.

Hexxya!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A refreshingly different set of icons.
I am not calling it a bug but I had text white-out with a few of my system themes.
What I would like is either complementary background/color work on this theme or a Hexxya-Plus with that.
Very nice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Noia 2.0 (eXtreme)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The amazing amount of detail, especially with the icons has really stood the test of time for this theme.
It is stunning to say the least.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.66). 

NASA Night Launch

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent detail and precision give this theme great aesthetic appeal, let alone the fact that it is simply contrasts of black and white. Well done.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.20090630). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I first used DTA a few years ago when when searching for a resumable download manager for Firefox.
Since then I have been surprised at the number of uses and functionality it has provided me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4). 

FlashGot Mass Downloader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my honest opinion, fireperson's comment is innapropriate and should be removed - personal requirement should have no bearing.
While I don't have a great need for Flashgot All, it does what it claims very well for those who do need it.
I've found Flashgot to integrate across quite a number of platforms using the native downloader such as wget and cURL.
It's Options provide a lot of functionality in a clean and direct manner.
Five points and well done.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2).