View Full Version : Anyone tried firefox firebug

09-19-2007, 10:18 AM
Anyone tried firefox firebug (http://www.getfirebug.com/) and if so what do you use it for?

09-19-2007, 02:14 PM
Yes I use it all of the time. I mainly use it for more detailed javascript debugging. I use it to inspect the html of a page when debugging. I also use it to edit the CSS on the fly. The web developer extension can also edit CSS but Firebug seems just quicker to use. I also use Firebug to edit the HTML to test out possible solutions to problems.

10-12-2007, 03:25 PM
so firebug is better than the web developer extension in your opinion. Ok I'll stuck with firebug

10-12-2007, 07:22 PM
They both have their pros and cons. I like web developer because you can outline elements to see where they lay out. Firebug doesn't have this. Web developer also gives you a quick and easy way to validate local html.

10-13-2007, 04:04 AM
I can't say anything about firebug simply because I haven't used it enough. Never really had the need, Web developer does all that I need.

Like Aerospace said,the pros:

1.)With Web Developer you can outline everything on a page. This is good if your interested in how someone else lays out their site.

2.)It also has a color displayer, (it shows every color used on the site giving the hex value as well as a box filled in with the corresponding color). Great for getting color scheme ideas without sifting through the source code.

3.) Validation tools, from html to css to RSS feeds to checking links. It has them all. It also has redirects you to the weboptimization site to review the load times of your page.

4.) The developer actually updates often. Roughy once every other month or so. I know he recently changed the Editable functions from being on the left side to dropping it to the bottom of the page. thank god, much easier.


10-13-2007, 04:24 AM
I have both installed and use both all of the time. :thumbsup:

10-13-2007, 10:41 AM
yes web developer is pretty cool, esp the div viewer and image options and the css stuff and validator

10-30-2007, 11:15 AM
I really am loving the css edit features of firebug, you really can tune things quicker than dreamweaver

Grant Palin
10-31-2007, 06:33 AM
I use both.

Firebug fills some functionality gaps in Web Developer, such as inspecting the DOM, troubleshooting JavaScript, viewing the CSS cascade., and editing CSS on the fly.

Whereas WD lets me outline elements in the page, resize the window to specific sizes, and simplifies enabling/disabling of images, scripts, and styles.

(these are just a handful of examples, but are the ones I use the most frequently)