Friday, July 25th, 2008

Firebug Lite 1.2; Now with improved lite-ness

Category: Debugging, Performance

Steve Souders gave a talk at OSCON yesterday where he demonstrated the new Firebug Lite 1.2.

Today Firebug Lite 1.2 was released. This new version was built by Azer Koçulu, creator of pi.debugger. Azer joined the Firebug Working Group, morphed the GUI to look Firebug, and added it to the Firebug code base.

Firebug Lite is a subset of Firebug that can be used in IE, Opera, and Safari. The previous version provided console.log functionality. In Firebug Lite 1.2, Azer added the ability to inspect DOM elements, track XHRs, and navigate HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You can embed it in your pages and enable debugging. I prefer creating a Firebug Lite bookmarklet that I can launch on any web page. Instructions and more information are available on the main Firebug Lite page.

If you like a little Firebug love when you debug non-Firefox browsers, check out the very much improved version!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am

4.6 rating from 65 votes


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Very nice effort. This is definitly going in the right direction! Keep up the good work, Azer.

Comment by Jaaap — July 25, 2008

Yeah! I’ve been wanting this ever since I was a baby!

Comment by Nosredna — July 25, 2008

Whoa. This is seriously nice, Azer. Well done!

Comment by PaulIrish — July 25, 2008

Wow! This is just fantastic! :D

Comment by MattCoz — July 25, 2008

Very, very nice work… my only (minor) issue that it doesn’t work for SVG files. Maybe a simple foreignObject addition would already be enough?

Comment by Hans Schmucker — July 25, 2008

Yeah, a bookmark to this in every browser is the way to go. No messing around with including it. Just go with the bookmarklet when you need it.

Comment by Nosredna — July 27, 2008

The console is not working – is this off by default?

Comment by Steve — July 27, 2008

I liked the content on this site. Would like to visit again.

Comment by shirin123 — July 27, 2008

This is nice. Obviously it’s still far from perfect but it’s now a useful tool. It’s nice to be able to easily visualize all the pointless cr*p that IE adds to the DOM.

Comment by Jamie — July 28, 2008

This is a great upgrade, with great timing for my team. We’d need to be able to have a link to trigger Firebug Lite in one html frame, but load Firebug into a different frame? Possible?

Comment by AtlantaJones — July 28, 2008

You don’t need that in Opera when you have Dragonfly!

Comment by mrmass — July 28, 2008

cooooooooooool :D
great upgrade !!

Comment by kcisoul — August 1, 2008

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