The History of Firebug

When Joe Hewitt was seven years old his father wanted to become a computer programmer so he bought an IBM PCjr. Joe would often watch his father typing in programs from PC Magazine. He started learning himself and when he got older he just sort of took off on his own. The first programming project that he remembers working on was when he was in fifth grade (ten – eleven years old). He made an animated ASCII art of a rocket…

Firebug Inspector Improvements

Almost a year since I last posted, I can't believe it. I am no longer spending time working on Firebug Lite, but am spending my spare time these days working on Firebug's inspector. There are three versions of the inspector's highlighter: The frame highlighter is the blue frame that appears around elements when you click the inspect button and move the mouse cursor around the screen. The box highlighter appears when you mouse over HTML nodes in the HTML panel…

Firebug Lite - Changes Q4 2008 - Q1 2009

We have made a bunch of changes to Firebug Lite over the last few months and it is about time we shared them with you. For those that don't know what Firebug Lite is, it is basically a cross browser version of Firebug. It does not have the JavaScript debugging capabilities of Firebug but is excellent for viewing the HTML and DOM structure of web pages. We have corrected a lot of bugs and added the following enhancements: Open in…