Any web developer worth their salt will want to have this Firefox extension in their toolbox. Once you’ve used FireBug you’ll never want to work without it!
(features copied verbatim from the FireBug site)
- Logging for web pages
- Errors at your fingertips
- Inspectors galore
- Elements and styles and events, oh my. There’s a lot going on behind the curtain of a web page. FireBug’s inspectors let you stroll lazily through the DOM using the familiar hyperlink model of the web. If you see an object reference, you can click it to inspect it.
- Command line
- Ajax Request Spy
- If you feel hip every time you fire off an XMLHttpRequest on your Ajax website, FireBug will secure your place amongst the avante garde. The FireBug console can log all Ajax request traffic as it happens, and allows you to inspect the responses.
- Live Editing
- It’s no fun just looking at the DOM. FireBug’s inspectors let you edit some parts of the DOM. More editing features to come in a future version…
So what are you waiting for? Get FireBug!
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