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Extend Firefox

The Web Developer extension is a finalist in the Extend Firefox contest. The winners will be announced in mid-February and I am up against some stiff competition including IE Tab and Adblock. Wish me luck!

Web Developer 1.0.2

Version 1.0.2 of the Web Developer extension has been released. This is a patch release containing a few minor bug fixes.

Web Developer 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 of the Web Developer extension has been released. This is a patch release containing a few minor bug fixes.

The localized build has also now been updated to the latest version. If you have already installed version 1.0 there should be no issues upgrading, but otherwise it is recommended to uninstall the previous version before upgrading.

Update: A couple of bugs have been discovered with the ‘Edit CSS’ feature so you may want to hold off on upgrading for the moment.

Update 2: The CSS bugs have been fixed and the extension has been replaced with the fixed version. I did not change the version number as the fix was minor, so if you have already installed this version you will need to re-install the extension.

Web Developer 1.0

A year in the making, I am pleased to finally announce the 1.0 release of the Web Developer extension. This release contains a huge number of new features and bug fixes.

Some new features to look out for are:

  • Display Element Information
  • Display Ruler
  • Edit HTML
  • View Document Size

Other notable new features are support for opening the current page in another application through the customizable ‘Tools’ menu and viewing the source in an external editor through the customizable ‘View Source’ menu.

Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version of the extension you are strongly recommended to uninstall the extension before upgrading. If you are having problems after upgrading you should uninstall the extension in safe mode and then re-install.

Web Developer Beta 0.9.9

Web Developer Beta 0.9.9—a preview release of the next version of the Web Developer extension—is now publicly available. This release is for testing purposes only—for a fully supported version of the extension or localized builds please see the latest official release.

Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version it is strongly recommended that you uninstall the extension and restart the browser before installing the beta release.

Nearly a year in the making this release includes numerous new features and bug fixes. The list of new features is on the to-do list and the list of bug fixes is on the known issues page.

Known Issues

As a beta release this build is not guaranteed to be stable and does contain some known issues in addition to those listed on the known issues page:

  • File size features do not work with files that are not in the cache
  • Opening the page in another application does not work on Mac OS X
  • ‘View Frame Source’ does not work in Firefox 1.5

The idea behind this beta release is to give people the opportunity to provide feedback about this next version as well as report any bugs. Please report any feedback or bugs in the beta forum or via the contact form.