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    FireQuery: a Firebug add-on for jQuery

    Published February 4th, 2011

    If you work with jQuery, then I don’t think I need to explain why a plugin that shows you any jQuery-related properties of a DOM element would be useful — so go on and get it here. Of course you’ll need to have installed Firebug first (which you should have anyway, duh).

    Screenshot web sites easily with FireShot

    Published June 11th, 2008

    Another day, another Firefox plugin plug…well I could drone on about how much fun it is to completely refactor all the exception handling in our large and complex publishing framework, but somehow I don’t think you’d be any more excited about it than I am. So I’ve been breaking up the monotony now and again […]

    Monitoring HTTP activity with HttpFox

    Published June 9th, 2008

    While Firebug is about as close to a perfect tool for web development as I’ve ever seen, its use as an HTTP monitor is limited — if only because its Net pane is cleared when the page refreshes. In the past I’ve used Fiddler for this job, but of course you need to remember to […]

    Preventing Firefox from ‘fixing’ your URLs

    Published March 4th, 2008

    In the office where I work, we have a number of in-house development and utility servers, some of which use truncated domains: for example, our Trac installation is reachable by using just the domain http://trac/, so in fact you can just type ‘trac’ into the address bar. Quick to type and easy to remember. However, […]

    Firefox Extension: Firebug gets even better

    Published December 5th, 2006

    I’ve gushed about Firebug before but I’ve just been tipped off to a new (beta) version (and a new web site) and I thought it was about time I gushed some more. If you’re a web developer and you don’t have this extension installed, then you deserve a slap about the face. Firebug has so […]

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