Chrome Dev Tools Versioning

I was looking at this Chrome Dev Tools Cheatsheet that was put together by Boris Smus and Paul Irish when something caught my eye:

I was instantly excited. This is a feature I’ve always wished for but couldn’t find in firebug – saving your changes while messing with things in the dev tools.

I’ve always found it so annoying when I’m tweaking some css and I get to the point where it’s perfect – but I can’t remember all the things I changed. For that I’ve always wished I could save the current css and do a diff against the original. With the diff I could be sure that I hadn’t forgotten to nudge a div a bit this way or changed the color of an element.

In Chrome’s implementation, they take it one further by saving multiple versions. I can see this being very useful when I want to click back and forth and compare different sets of changes.

I find it hard to believe this isn’t in Firebug or a firebug extension. It does seem to be a popular request.

Lance Cameron Kidwell

24 May 2011

Posted in Coding

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  1. Check out https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/firefile/ for Firefox

    Simon

    30 May 2011 at 7:31 pm

    • That’s cool – I just installed it. Hopefully it will help coax me out of using chrome all the time. I feel strangely guilty for that since firefox aligns a lot more closely with my philosophy of how the web should work. 

      Muddylemon

      30 May 2011 at 11:44 pm


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