Archive for the 'firebug' Category

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Jan 30th, 2009

Gotta love the Firebug console, how can anyone not love the Firebug console. It makes testing random pieces of JavaScript a breeze and best of all – you’re playing with the live page. Your page or any page for that matter. Two nice shortcuts you can use in the console are $ and $$. The […]


Javascript console in IE

Oct 18th, 2008

I’m a sucker for consoles. The ability to quickly type some code and see it executed right then and there… priceless. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Firebug’s JavaScript console. But what about IE? option 1 – Firebug lite Firebug lite is a lighter version of the proper Firebug which runs in browsers other […]



Jul 25th, 2008

HTTPFox is an interesting Firefox extension for monitoring the HTTP traffic, obviously inspired by the IE-only commercial HttpWatch. HTTPFox shows some stuff that are missing from Firebug’s Net Panel, such as requests for favicons and such. There’s also a little search box that lets you filter the list of components. Pretty cool too is the […]


Happy Download Day

Jun 17th, 2008

Today is the Download Day for Firefox, which means the new release FF3 is out now. Go ahead, download and help set a Guiness record for the most software downloads in a day. Also, last night we released a new YSlow version that works with FF3 and the latest Firebug 1.2 beta (and also FF2, […]


Firefox/Firebug extension creator wizard

Apr 26th, 2008

Always wanted to create a Firefox extension? Or a Firebug extension? Here’s an easy way to take off the ground, no more excuses. Firefox Extensions The way most people get started with creating a Firefox extension is copying an existing extension and tweaking. This is not the best way as you can guess, the best […]


YSlow performance extension for Firebug

Jul 25th, 2007

Steve Souders, performance architect at Yahoo, announced today the public release of YSlow. What’s YSlow? It’s an extension to Firebug (yes, correct, Firebug, not Firefox) that helps with performance optimization efforts. It scores your page on the scale A to F, based on compliance with Yahoo’s performance rules. It’s a tool that has been used […]


Two bookmarklets for debugging in IE

Feb 20th, 2007

Here are two bookmarklets that could make your life easier when trying to figure out why in IE a page behave as wrong as it behaves. For Firefox we have Firebug, so none of this is necessary. For IE we have also Firebug lite (see my post), but you need some setup before you can […]


User stylesheet in IE

Jan 20th, 2007

Let’s say you want to quickly try out some small stylesheet changes, but you don’t want to (or prefer not to, or for some reason temporarily you just can’t) modify your application’s CSS file(s). In FF it’s easy – you have Firebug and you can play with styles until blue in the face. And in […]


Firebug console for IE

Dec 6th, 2006

Update: A better version of what I was trying to do is here. It works around the cross-domain permission problems in IE by not loading a page in the frame, but putting there the actual content. Firebug – no words to describe how cool it is, really. After the recent new release (1.0. beta) the […]