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Firefox Web Dev extension and Vanilla live CSS editing

edited March 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Most of you know, but for those that don't, Firefox's Web Developer extension lets you edit CSS live on the page and any changes you make reflect on the page - very handy for tweaking the global.css file and seeing immediate changes.

Firefox web developer extension


  • here I am making the panel links smaller so i can fit more bookmarks on the page.. :)

  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Very useful indeed, However every time i've used that part of the extension, it's always crashed on me and I've been afraid of trying to use it ever since. It's good if it works for you though.
  • i was so excited, and then, crushed
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    If you can use it, by all means do so. For some reason though it just requires more than what the browser is sometimes capable of especially with humongous CSS files. It can render them fine, but editing live is rather questionable when thinking of stability.
  • i haven't had any problems with it lech?

    you on a Mac or something? ;)
  • Made me realize I need to use bookmarks more often on here

  • once we get a participated threads extension, i won't use that many bookmarks.. i just like keeping up on the discussions i participate in.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    lament, win2k, last time i tried it though I had 3/4 less memory so that could have been half the cause. Not a fan of the sidebar though for stuff like that.
  • for debugging CSS issues or tackling Mark's massive CSS file to make a new theme, it works for me! :)
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    hehe, whatever suits you, man :) I'm simply in sync with my server upon every hit of the save.
  • the Web Developer extension is the most awesome extension ever for anyone doing css... makes you feel like some sort of omnipotent hacker... great =)
  • edited March 2006



  • Imagine if you could use the web dev toolbar to edit css files (provided you have permissions)... Just think of the possibilities!
  • I thought you could?
  • It seems to turn off background images whenever I use it.

    Still, the Web Developer plugin is worth installing for "Outline Current Element" alone
  • oh no
  • lechlech Chicagoland
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