Friday, 5 January 2007

Goodbye Notepad, Hello Firebug

For those web developers out there using FireFox,you have to install the Firebug extension. It lets you explore the DoM in far more detail than ever before.

Simply download and install the extension, restart FireFox and hit F12. You can then see all your HTML source, JavaScript, CSS etc. It also has a cool debugging tool for JavaScript that lets you step through line at a time.

I can't tell you how much time this extension has saved me this year. Get it, install it and give it a whirl. You wont be disappointed I promise.

Microsoft have released their Developer Toolbar for Internet Explorer which goes some way to providing the same functionality for the Microsoft die hards out there but its a million miles away from our friends over at Mozilla.

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