Say Goodbye to Firebug

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If you haven't tried it yet, checkout the new developer tools in Firefox 10... They absolutely rock.

While your at it take a couple of minutes to watch their intro video, it's well worth it.

These FF tools are going to make dynamic site development much easier.

Infact, I've been using Dream Weaver for years, and now am looking for a slimmed down full powered alternative.

Any Suggestions?

Cheers
#firebug #goodbye
  • Profile picture of the author shantipropertie
    I am not getting you point, you are suggesting to try web Developer tools in Firefox 10. or you want suggestion for it ???

    Can you please clear it what exactly you saying because your title is not helping any way "say goodbye to firebug"
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  • Profile picture of the author Shunyata
    The Fire Fox 10 Developer tools make the use of Firebug redundant, and I actually like them better for helping to find what elements to target.

    My question was tagged on as a second thought, which apparently confused the whole topic. Thanks for pointing this out.

    What I'm wondering is what you may suggest to use in lou of Dream Weaver to compose the html and CSS.

    I've got a demo version of Text Mate but wonder if there is a better editor for Mac.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by Shunyata View Post

      The Fire Fox 10 Developer tools make the use of Firebug redundant, and I actually like them better for helping to find what elements to target.

      My question was tagged on as a second thought, which apparently confused the whole topic. Thanks for pointing this out.

      What I'm wondering is what you may suggest to use in lou of Dream Weaver to compose the html and CSS.

      I've got a demo version of Text Mate but wonder if there is a better editor for Mac.

      Cheers
      Honestly, nothing compares to Dreamweaver in my opinion. Just simplify your layout work area presets, to adapt to the type of work you are doing.

      I do not believe that there is anything comparable to dreamweaver, its the industry standard for web coding and design.

      Of course you could use notepad++ if you just want to code manually. It works well, and is very lite.................. I use a combination of dreamweaver, notepad++ or notepad, and sometimes, when I am stumped I use firebug to find a certain element.... thats pretty much it, unless you are doing php, then I am sure you will need something else, although, I have heard dreamweaver cs5 handles php coding, but I have not tried it? I could be wrong...
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  • Profile picture of the author Shunyata
    This is a very odd thread.

    Any way Firefox 10 has some brilliant new developer tools.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Shunyata
    Hi Steve,

    I agree with you, it's just that DW seems to devour my ram and eat processors for lunch.

    I'm just looking for a lighter weight alternative to use when the job doesn't require cranking DW up.

    I'm mainly a content creator and promoter so I have a tendency to forget my nomenclature and CSS options, and that's one reason that I really like DW.

    Not sure what to think of Text Mate. Apparently they are working on a major update but the tutorials are nearly none-existent.

    Thx
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  • Profile picture of the author Shunyata
    Get a life... Your going to give our moderators reason to start qualifying comments. I will be enjoy greater moderation only because of people like you.
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  • Profile picture of the author nightshade877
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    Good info for all. Firebug is a multi-purpose addon that has come in handy over my time working online.
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  • Profile picture of the author namaserajesh
    Thanks Shunyata, for posting this, I was using old version of Firefox because Firebug is not supporting latest version. Now I can use latest version of Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBarrett
    Firebug really has been a godsend for me in my website design.
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    I think the "Developer Tools" in new Firefox needs some tweaking. Firebug is still my preferred option due to its easier interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author madprops
    I've been ok using the Chrome's dev tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreisaioc
    i am a totally firefox and firebug fan, but i think IE9 ddeveloper tools deserves a chance as well. Their interface and tools are good too
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    I still prefer Chrome's Developer tool. It's freaking hot.
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    • Profile picture of the author HiMac
      Originally Posted by iuditg View Post

      I still prefer Chrome's Developer tool. It's freaking hot.

      Why is Chrome Developer tool better than Firefox?
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  • Profile picture of the author mypctechs
    I still love Firebug, I doubt any tool will ever completely replace it for me. I've seen alternatives and none are comparable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      The 'Web Developer' tools in Firefox are cool, but it doesn't quite compare to Firebug (at least not yet). Great to see Mozilla progressing in this area though!
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