Best Firefox Add-ons: Firebug

By Daniel Scocco

If you do any kind of web design and development, or are planning to get started, then you must install this add-on. It’s called Firebug, and it adds a wide range of functionalities to Firefox.

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Here is a list of things you’ll be able to do with the extension:

  • Monitor and analyze network performance, to understand what elements might be slowing your website down.
  • Inspect the HTML code by viewing the source of any page in real time, filtering specific elements and editing them if necessary.
  • Inspect and edit CSS and Javascript as well.
  • Test your pages to see if they contain errors, and debug them with the help of Firebug.
  • Use the Firebug rulers and and boxes to analyze and optimize the layout on your pages.

It’s worth a look, so check it out.



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15 Responses to “Best Firefox Add-ons: Firebug”

  • Tony

    Adblock!!!

  • Web Marketing Tips

    Yes read about this add ons and many of them compliments about it.

    Its worthy and must for every website developer … specially if you are learning new.

  • Michele @ NewBizBlogger

    Firebug is great. I’m biased to Chris Pederick’s Web Developer though. It’s made specifically for Firefox and Sea Monkey and I love it! Has been a huge help for me with making changes to my site.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Christina ( @CashCampfire )

    I personally LOVE Firebug. My boyfriend had originally showed it to me. It helps a lot (especially for non css savvy peeps like myself) in trying to figure out what’s causing random issuues on my blog or what class an element uses.

    Of course, I could always ask my boyfriend about a css problem (I’m not completely dim witted when it comes to css; I do know the basics) since he’s a programmer, but part of the reason he had me download the plugin was because he was so sick of me bugging him about css questions. I don’t blame him! 😉

    Anyway, I recommend it to everyone!

    Christina

    • Web Marketing Tips

      So seems to me that you pick the right boy … lollzzz

  • Josh Garcia

    Hey Daniel,

    I love this plugin!

  • Michael (MKR)

    I use it and YSlow. Pretty much the best thing ever.

  • AstroFix

    Firebug is indispensable.

  • Abhishek-seekersfind.com

    Hi
    This is great firebug i use it in designing and adding something in my blog which I found useful on other blog.Firebug is very easy to use make so much work easy for me

    Thanks For Sharing
    Abhishek

    • Web Marketing Tips

      Yes if you are coder than this will be like another useful assistant to you.

  • Susanne Myers

    Very neat looking plugin. I hadn’t come across it before but it sounds like it would be worth a try just for the html code functionality alone. I look at source code all the time to figure out how other bloggers and webmasters are doing certain things and it sounds like this would make it a lot simpler.

  • Lou Sparx

    I’m currently using Google Chrome with built in “Inspect Element” and it’s very quick and does the job.

    I’m gonna give FireBug a try. These tools are a must for designers/bloggers.

    Lou

    • Michael (MKR)

      The thing about Firebug is that other tools plug in to it. I don’t know if Chrome’s inspector has that.

      • Alex Dumitru

        I don’t think it has, though this one’s also pretty good. Anyway I still have Firefox just for the FireBug tool 🙂

      • Web Marketing Tips

        @ Lou

        We would love to hear your reply once you tried firebug as well and please let us know which one is better …

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