Killer Web Development

by Marco Laspe

2.2 Browser Wars

As a browser we will use Firefox. For our purposes we will need the Firebug-Extension. Firebug allows us to analyse webpages and inspect certain HTML elements.

Got to http://getfirebug.com an click the Install Firebug button, a few seconds later Firefox will show you a warning, accept with Install Now.

You can toggle Firebug with F12 key. With Firebug you can now inspect the install button. Press Ctrl-Shift-C and click the Install Firebug button. You should see this information about the button:

  • the button is an a-Element (anker), that points to https://getfirebug.com/downloads
  • the styles of the button (color: #ffffff, etc.)

firefox firebug web2py application development

Most other web browsers come with similar development tools build in, but no one measures up to Firefox + Firebug in comfort and features.

There are several Firebug plugins for special web development purposes available, but for now the basic setup is just fine.


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