Powerful Browser Tools
Benefits of Firebug
The benefits of Firebug are many, here are some of the key features that are really helpful.
Easy to Launch and Use
Firebug maintains a simple icon in the browser once it is installed. You can easily enable or disable the service, arrange the console to your liking, and configure which websites you want it to run for.
HTML Inspection and Editing
Firebug makes it easy to inspect the HTML source of a webpage, or even edit it live and on the fly. The DOM and webpage will update in the browser in real time as you make changes. This is a super slick and valuable testing feature.
Debug CSS Designs
It’s easy to see exactly what CSS is affecting which elements on the webpage with Firebug. Being able to isolate CSS in this way will save you hours of time and frustration.
- CSS CSS is the design language of our web pages. When we have the markup in place, there needs to be a way to add some style to that markup, lest we have a majorly bland design. Cascading Style Sheets are what do this for us.
In Coming lessons we’ll start digging into the syntax of the language and begin creating some simple programs. We’ll take a look at operators, structure, loops, functions, variables, conditionals, comments, and more.