Google Chromium Gets New DevTools PageBy: Zach Walton - March 26, 2012
The Chromium project marches on towards making Chrome the best browser in the world. It already made waves last week when it became the number one Web browser in the world for a short while. The new update makes it easier for developers to see what’s going on in the background.
A fun thing with the Chromium project is that you can type in chrome://inspect to get a list of all pages. shared workers, extensions, applications and background pages that are running in the browser. It makes the inspection of the various components of Web sites easy to access and view. Now you can inspect all of the pages and extensions with the click of a mouse button.
Let’s take Google.com as an example. Here’s what you can expect with the inspection tools. The elements tool is the most basic allowing you access to the code that’s running in the background. You can mouse over specific code and it will highlight what that code powers on the Web page in real time.
The other important tab for developers to check out is the scripts tab. This will lay out in detail all the separate scripts running in the background. Once again, it’s a great educational tool to see how other Web sites are built.
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