Essential Firebug video for web developers

In: JavaScript|Mozilla|Web development

28 Jan 2007

If you’re doing web development or design of any sort, you have to check out Joe Hewitt’s talk on Firebug at Yahoo! – download the movie or watch it online, just make sure you watch it.

If you aren’t already using Firebug, this will convince you. If you are, you’ll probably find some gems in there that you didn’t know before. I didn’t know that you could log events to elements on the fly, or press the up and down arrow keys to adjust numerical values (such as margins and paddings), or edit the values in the box model layout diagram, or hover over variable names to see a tooltip of their values in the JavaScript debugger, or conditional breakpoints.

Now if only it were able to detect JavaScript syntax errors that cause an entire JS file to be ignored by the browser.

2 Responses to Essential Firebug video for web developers



January 28th, 2007 at 9pm

Thanks. I use Firebug myself but I’ve never actually read through any of the guides. Kind of lazy. I think I only use like 10% of its features.

I’ll give this video a watch and hope I’ll learn more about it and make my work much easier.


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