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Eric Levin
Eric Levin
Software Engineer
Twitter:  @ericrius1
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Chrome DevTools Tips

Or what I wish I had known when I began my journey as a web developer

Learning how to use the Google Chrome dev tools marked the inflection point in my journey towards becoming a web developer. When I started learning web development, I had heard vague rumblings of these tools, but didn’t put in too much time researching them, as I believed it was more important to first learn the “basics.” What is the DOM? How does it relate to HTML? How does CSS style an HTML element? And how does Javascript fit into all of this? I regret to report that I spent a lot of time reading through w3schools articles.

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that if I had just dove right in and started learning and playing with the dev tools, I would have learned so much more about all of these topics, and in a much more powerful, experiential way to boot. The dev tools don’t just tell you how the DOM works, they show you.

For today’s post, I’d like to walk you through some of the tips I learned after having used dev tools for a while that I’d wish I’d been shown on day one.

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