Hackszine reader Pete Warden is the author of a cool Firefox extension called PeteSearch. He wrote in to tell us about his progress with porting the functionality to IE:
PeteSearch is an extension that mashes up Google (and Ask, Technorati, Live and Exalead) search pages to give you hot-keys, dead-link checking and split-screen preview.
Building a browser object for IE is a much more laborious process than making a Firefox extension. Welcome to COM DLL hell. Thankfully, Pete’s done a nice job of documenting things while porting his app over, and it’s this sort of first-hand experience that makes it bearable to start a project like this of your own.