As a web developer, I love the Firebug extension for Firefox. It’s one of my all-time favorite tools when making web pages. One of my favorite things about the extension is that you can update CSS directly on a page to preview what it will look like before officially uploading the change to your web server.
There was one thing that was bothering me, though. Whenever I wrote my CSS colors in hex format, if I changed the hex value, Firebug would convert it to RGB when making the change. I like RGB, especially because of RGBa, but when it’s written one way, I wanted it to stay in that format.
To get Firebug working the way that I wanted it to was actually incredibly simple.
- Click the CSS tab within Firebug.
- Click the dropdown arrow that shows up in the tab once it has been clicked.
- Choose your preferred method of displaying color values.
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