Building Browser Extension
Building Browser Extension
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Building Browser Extension

Last updated on 2018-11-29

About the Book

In this book, we can learn about Cross Browser WebExtension Development. The browser is awesome software available in each and every computer (including Mobile). The browser will help us to connect with our favorite website faster. But browser without customization feels like people living without great taste. Yes, Browser customization is very important, it gives us the capability to see and use our browser in a more beautiful and faster manner.

This book is targeted for developers who have basic HTML, CSS and JS skills. With this minimum skill set, we can do wonders. We can build new Adblock plus, Grammarly also. This book will help you to get started with WebExtension development for the Desktop browser.

About the Author

Viswaprasath
Viswaprasath

I am viswaprasath (VP7), Mozilla Contributor for past 5 years. Started contributing to Mozilla's Firefox OS Marketplace team as Senior Firefox OS app reviewer. Jumped to evangelize Firefox OS apps and Cross Browser extension development, I also contribute as Mozilla TechSpeaker where I visit college, tech meetups, conference to share my technical knowledge and my passion towards Rust programming language and Browser Extension development.


This is the very first book written by me, and this book is targeted for audience who would like to get started with WebExtension Development. It will be great if this free book reaches all the interested folks.

Reader Testimonials

 Mehul Patel ‏
Mehul Patel ‏

Cross browser WebExtension development? Then must checkout the "Building browser extension" by @iamVP7 and get the smoothest ride to getting started. I'm about to start my ride. What about you? 😎 Grab your copy today!

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Who should read this book
  • About Browser Extensions
  • How is this book organised
  • Getting Started with Mozilla Webextensions
    • Why Web Extensions
    • References
  • Running WebExtension in Firefox
    • Step by Step procedure for running WebExtension
    • References
  • Experiment 1: Building Motivational Tab
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of Our Motivation Tab WebExtension
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Experiment 2: Building Power Search Add-on
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of Our Power Search Add-on
    • Assembling our Power Search Extension Parts
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Experiment 3: Building Tabs Closer
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of Our Social Media Tab Closer
    • Building Blocks of All Tabs Closer
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Experiment 4: Building PDF WebPage Extension
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of PDF WebPage Extension
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Experiment 5: Building Water Notifier Extension
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of Our Water Notifier Extension
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Experiment 6: Building Shortcuts for Youtube Controller
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of Our Youtube Controller Extension
    • Assembling our Power Search Extension Parts
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Experiment 7: Building Quick Stackoverflow searcher
    • Problem Statement and Solution
    • Building Blocks of Our Quick Stackoverflow searcher
    • Assembling our Power Search Extension Parts
    • Exercise
    • References
  • Publishing our First WebExtension
    • Congrats
    • Exercise

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