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Two Web Development Tools You Need to Know About

The modern web developer has an endless stream of tools at his or her disposal. There’s an infinite number of ways to approach website design and developers can often face option paralysis when trying to find the best and most efficient ways of tackling a project.

But let’s break it down and look at three of the most useful and widely used web development tools in the industry at present. Of course it’s going to vary depending on what type of developer you are and what sort of projects you work on every day, but generally speaking, it’s highly likely at least one of these tools could come in handy at some point in your professional life.

Firebug is perhaps the most important extension for Firefox, at least for developers.
Ajax and CSS can actually be fun when you use Firebug. It features built-in JavaScript debugging as well as tools that allow you to see http requests. Its most impressive feature is its page loading time statistics, which allow developers to pinpoint exactly what’s making load times lag and iron out the right things to get a website humming.

But Firebug’s not the only thing that makes Firefox a browser of choice for many developers. HTML Validator is a very useful tool too. Making sure pages are both HTML and CSS valid is becoming an increasingly important issue. Validator appears in your status bar and notifies you of any errors in your code.

You know the frustration you feel when you change a file and suddenly something stops working, but you can’t recall what you did and have to spend hours retracing your steps to make any further progress?

Enough developers have felt the same way at times. So there’s now a tool to stop it from happening. SVN is a version control system. It tracks any changes you make and allows you to keep much better track of your code so that when something does break, you can easily go back and find the root of the problem.

These are just two tools for one browser. It’s not hard to appreciate the volume of brilliantly helpful tools out there to help developers work faster and smarter. It’s best to decide on your favourite forms of code and your preferred browsers and build a suite of tools around those preferences. I hope this article helped you get a better understanding. If you need more information on this topic look, visit W3C website for some interesting ways this code can be validated.

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