Finally, it came! The Firebug Lite extension for the Google Chrome browser is now available. Not that I use this quite often but it is a nifty plugin for debugging, monitoring and editing CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. Just the perfect complement for web developers.

It is 100% free and open source. And one thing to note, do not mistake Firebug Lite with Firebug. It is not a substitute for Firebug or Chrome Developer Tools. It is a tool to be used in conjunction with these tools. Firebug Lite provides the rich visual representation developers are used to seeing in Firebug when it comes to HTML elements, DOM elements, and Box Model shading. It provides some cool features like inspecting HTML elemements with your mouse as well as live editing CSS properties.

There are a few limitations with the current lite extension like not being able to read external resources, won’t work well on pages with frames (frames are evil to begin with, who uses them?), JavaScript debugger and net panel are not available. Still, this is a good start.

Firebug Lite is better than no Firebug at all in Chrome.

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