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Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 366: Dev Tools Power — Elements Tab

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Jun 30th, 2021

Dev Tools Power — Elements Tab

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about the Dev Tools Elements Tab — all the features, and when you would use them!

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Show Notes

03:13 - Elements

  • Learn to open the Elements panel and the console right away — right-click inspect element is weak!
  • Drag-and-drop elements
  • Edit as HTML
  • Click to select use in JS console
    • $0 →
  • Add Attribute
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Flex (Chrome now!)
  • Break on → Node removal
  • Scroll into view
  • Expand / Collapse

16:59 - Styles

  • :hov
  • .cls
  • Element style
  • Layout - Box Model
  • Layout - Grid
  • Layout - Flexbox
  • Toggle Print/Light/Dark

25:03 - Panel

  • Escape to open close
  • No longer has to be JUST Console
  • Computed Styles
    • Great to find out what value it's actually using without scrolling through the cascade
    • Toggle browser styles on and off
  • Fonts Tab
    • Super handy to find the used font, spacing, size, weight, etc.
    • You can also see all fonts used on a page
  • Animations Tab
  • Changes
    • Shows the CSS that has changed since you have been goofing around.

38:18 - Settings

43:39 - Compatibility

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