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Firefox Extension Development

I am looking for a freelance developer with experience writing Firefox extensions. I am looking for a sidebar skeleton as most of the application logic will occur in DHTML within a browser embedded in the sidebar.

Here are the requirement.

* Sidebar with xul browser component embedded

* Using a XUL button in the extension be able to toggle the width of the sidebar between a minimized width at for example 100px and maximized at 300px

* Whether the sidebar is displayed or not the extension should be listening to browser navigation changes and post a response to a web service

* When the extension is open and a user navigates to a different page or switches tab the sidebar should invoke a javascript method embedded within the browser in the sidebar.

* A link embedded within the html in the browser in the sidebar should open in the main browser

* When the extension is first installed it should be displayed by default and also navigate in the main window to a given one time only url.

I have already started on this and have a browser embedded sidebar that can invoke javascript methods in the sidebar page when a main browser window is changed. So I can pass this on to you as a starting point (or you could start from scratch if preferred). So here are the tasks as I see it:

* Extend what I have to listen to all navigation and tab events whenever the browser is running, regardless of the sidebar state and make post request to a given URL.

* Add button to sidebar to toggle width of extension

* Listen to events that happen within the browser page embedded in the sidebar and be able to catch these in the extension in order to open main browser tabs etc.

* When first installed open extension automatically and open a getting started web page in the main view. (If this is possible- I think thumbstrips does it)

As you can see it really is just a skeleton extension, but involves the important event hooking up and a few extras. The end result will be the platform I need to take it to the next step. I would really appreciate it if you could let me know your availability and give me time and cost estimates for this work.

Habilidades: Javascript, XML

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ID do Projeto: #161555