Surprising uses for technology
There are hardly words to express how much I love the DOM Inspector in Firefox. Once upon a time I used to deselect it when I installed Mozilla. How wrong I was!
Want to read a page with an eyeball cancer inducing background image? Just bring up the Inspector, pop open the
body element, and use Edit from the context menu of the
background property to clear it. Voilà!
Want to read a page where you can’t reasonably increase the font size because the text is forced into a 200px column by way of a table? Just bring up the Inspector, find the table or cell (granted, this can require some amount of groping around), and use Edit from the context menu of the
width property to set it much wider. Voilà!
Want to reformat a page somewhat more heavily in order to get a reasonable print-out? You can fiddle around all you want with the Inspector.
The DOM Inspector is my way of sticking it to designers. I’m a consumer still, but I decide which way I consume content.