The combination of Google Chrome’s speed and a fatal Firefox bug has converted me to Chrome full-time. The biggest loss of such a switch is my treasure chest of great Firefox plugins.
Unfortunately Chrome doesn’t offer plugins yet (actually, they do for select parties found via this Chrome URL hack
. That was a really savvy domain/focus — thousands of Chrome plugins seem inevitable long-term and the site is well positioned for that future.
I’ve pulled multiple plugins from that site, but one was missing for exactly my needs. I wanted a plugin that would highlight nofollow links, not just the text, but the background of the text — for easy viewing across sites with diverse text colors. ChromePlugins had a plugin that changed text color to red
, but sites like ReadWriteWeb (image above of pagerank passing paid links) already color their links red. Therefore, I tweaked the code to highlight nofollow links with a yellow background (and red text). The code is below:
To install it, you only need to drag this icon to your Chrome bookmarks bar:
Let me know how it works for you…