Thursday, April 02, 2009

IE debugging tools

Most of web developers know debugging in IE is a painful job especially IE6. Unlike, firefox that has an add-on "Firebug" makes all of us happy in the debugging and inspection. How I wish IE has the same kind of tool~~. But today, after spending sometime on forum, it seems like ppl are already taking some action on IE. Here's a list of tool that may make developers' life easier on IE:

X-RAY: A free cross browser tool that lets you see the box model in action for any element, letting you see beneath the skin of any web page.

DebugBar: An Internet Explorer plug-in, feature in: DOM inspector, HTTP inspector, Javascript inspector, js console, HTML validator etc.

CompanionJS: Detailled javascript error reporting (call stack and real file name where the error occured).

These tool may requires to install IE script editor, which can be download from microsoft official site at: Microsoft Script Debugger