Whilst playing around with the latest development on the DragonFlyEye.Net site, I’ve rediscovered a plugin I installed a while back, FireBug. FireBug is a plugin for Firefox that. . . well, . . . it does so many things, its tough to put it in one sentence. Actually, they did a good job of it here:
But not with FireBug, baby! You can actually see the DOM as it happens at any specific moment, and watch the changes happen. Holy crap, is that ever helpful! No more guessing, no more hoping you’ve nested things exactly right. Now, you can see for sure. Best of all, they package it in the ever-helpful DOM format with plus sign navigation like you’re used to with Windows Explorer.
I promised myself I wouldn’t add any more features to 1.0, but with the freshly posted Beta 9 I broke that promise to restore a feature from version 0.4 which many users have missed. The Style tab now allows you to show the computed style of an element instead of the list of cascaded CSS rules. To turn this on, look in the Options menu of the Style tab.
Yeah, baby, yeah! There are so many other features and doo-dads, it’s hard to list them all. Besides, I don’t work for the company, after all. I just ran across this because I’d run across a pod-cast about Ajax by some English dude who I think helped develop it. Cheers to you, dude, if you read this! For both the pod cast and the plugin.
Vive la revolucion!
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