[Issuedrinks] firefox extension of the week

Koen Martens gmc at sonologic.nl
Wed Aug 30 20:58:57 UTC 2006


We've got a real gem for you this week!

Another firefox extension of the week. There were two submissions,
Shazou for getting a geographical bearing on websites by Erik and
the Firebug extension by me.

The unpartial jury (consisting of me) has decided that the firebug
extension is of exceptional use in everyday webdeveloper life. So
although it is not for everyone on the list perhaps, its outstanding
usefulnes, elegance and functionality makes it this weeks winner!

Of course, Shazou will stay on the menu, and perhaps become next
weeks firefox extension of the week. If you think you have a better
extension that not everyone knows about that you'd like to share,
write and have a chance to win that free drink at the next
issuedrink, as Sabine and Koen already did.

See you all this friday, 1st of september, 18.00 in de balie!



FireBug lets you explore the far corners of the DOM by keyboard or
mouse. All of the tools you need to poke, prod, and monitor your
JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax are brought together into one
seamless experience, including a debugger, an error console, command
line, and a variety of fun inspectors.

A quick overview of FireBug's features:

* JavaScript debugger for stepping through code one line at a time
* Status bar icon shows you when there is an error in a web page
* A console that shows errors from JavaScript and CSS
* Log messages from JavaScript in your web page to the console (bye
bye "alert debugging")
* An JavaScript command line (no more "javascript:" in the URL bar)
* Spy on XMLHttpRequest traffic
* Inspect HTML source, computed style, events, layout and the DOM

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