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Firebug for IE

Tonight I stumbled across Firebug Lite and was ecstatic to find that all the features I use the most are available not just for IE, but pretty much any modern browser. There are other debuggers out there, but I know a lot of people really love Firebug. This fantastic tool really lets you get under the hood and see what’s going on, it’s saved me countless hours, but what would save me even more time and effort is if it was available for the browser where 95% my problems occur; Internet Explorer. Firebug was also number one on my post 14 killer web design and development tools for the Mac.

FireBug Lite has the Inspector which is that button that lets you click on any part of the web page and see what’s going on. It’s especially helpful when troubleshooting layout issues with JavaScript or jQuery where you can’t actually see the CSS or HTML that is generated after the page loads.

Firebug Lite comes in a few flavours, a bookmarklet, a live link and a local link. You can test out Firebug Lite right now! I have embedded it right into this blog post. Look for a little bug in the bottom right hand corner of your browser window and click it, voilà! Enjoy.

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