I have been using Firebug for more years than I can count and I have been an avid supporter. In fact, Firebug is probably the one reason why I continue to use Firefox as my go to browser for web development. Today, however, I noticed a new entry in my contextual menu called “Inspect Element”.
Of course I clicked and I have to say, I really liked what I saw. The way the elements are highlighted with a lightbox effect is quite nice, and the interface just feels more mature to me then firebug or other native Inspect Element menus. It has certainly grabbed my attention, and I am definitely going to use it for the next few days. Maybe it will win me away from my old standby.
The great thing also about the Inspect Element is that it is available in the other browsers (that is….except for Internet Explorer…) It is a fantastic tool to use when designing.