glowplug

About me

Developer Information
Name glowplug
Location Lake Macquarie, Australia
Occupation Self Employed
Homepage http://glowplug.bitasylum.net/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 7 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 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-thunder Requires Restart

Dark green and gold theme.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (7)
2 users

glowygold-thunder Requires Restart

Black and gold theme.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (4)
6 users

glowywine-thunder Requires Restart

Dark red and gold theme.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (5)
0 users

glowysilver-thunder Requires Restart

Black theme with silver trimmings

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (1)
1 user

flaminglow-thunder Requires Restart

Variations of flamingo pink, red and orange.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (5)
3 users

My Reviews

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 (2.0.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

ReminderFox

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 (1.9.9.2.1-signed). 

Stacked Inspector

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 (0.1.20081217.1-signed.1-signed). 

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.

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). 

starryskin

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

PS 6 out of 5

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

starryskin

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good attention to detail, great icons, good support for a lot of extensions
Well done

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

Michelle

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have to agree with Ken Saunders.

Infinity

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great texture shading.
Good attention to detail for visibility - especially considering most text is blue - I know how tricky that can be.
6 stars

ShadowThunder III Glacier

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exceptional - well done, you have put in a lot of effort

ShinyFox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like the texturing along with balance of blue with grey.

KurtMorton.com Theme (a.k.a Firefox Blue)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice but I'd prefer to see more blue in menus and dialogs.

Bluefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple but nice