9 ways to level up your browser devtool skills

#javascript # webdev # css

This is a list of amazing things that browsers can help you with while developing web applications.

1. Colors

Wondering 🤔, What is the hex code for that rgb value? Chrome provides an easy way to get it. Open DevTools and shift + click on the color(swatch) to see their corresponding hex | rgb | hsl value.

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2. Animation

Wondering how to tweak the animation? Use the animation editor in the devtools.

You can choose animation timing from a set of pre-defined functions.

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You can slow down the animation and play with it to understand/debug how it works.

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3. Shadow Editor

Shadows are tricky. Master box/text-shadow using the inline editor.

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4. Command tool

Chrome provides Command tool to access files / actions. Use Cmd + Shift + P inside the Dev tools to open the Command tool.

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5. Coverage

Check your CSS coverage.

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Open Command tool and search for coverage.


6. Rendering

Wondering about the FPS, Layout / Paint in the page.

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Open Command tool and search for rendering.


7. Emulate dark mode

Use the emulator to switch between dark and light mode.

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8. Sensors

If you are creating an application that requires location based user experience, then you can use the sensors to change the location.

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To open sensors, press cmd + shift + p and then type sensors to open the show sensors.


9. Short cut keys :)

Go straight to Address/Search bar using cmd + L.

Navigate through the tabs using ctrl + tab

Navigate tabs with the tab numbers ctrl + num-key. Go to the last tab using ctrl + 1. Go to the last tab using ctrl + 9.


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