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    Outsourced Program Manager paladin's Avatar
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    The CSS Battle
    I just won round 1! Thought I'd share the trick in case anyone else can benifit from it.

    Working on a site that someone else built, we had a problem where the site visitors could not fill out the contact form because the mouse would not focus on the text area (would not change from the arrow to the I). I finally found out that there we a narrow DIV (with no border or background) at the top of the page that was comming down over the text areas. It was sent at height 90%. Changing the height fixed it.

    So how did I find the offending div? I made a copy of the HTML code and did a find and replace for each '<div' to '<div style="border:1px solid red;">'. Like magic I could then see the DIV that was driving me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paladin
    So how did I find the offending div? I made a copy of the HTML code and did a find and replace for each '<div' to '<div style="border:1px solid red;">'. Like magic I could then see the DIV that was driving me nuts.
    I don't want you to feel too bad in your moment of glory, but there's a nifty FF extension called WebDeveloper that will let you outline objects just by right clicking on any screen. You can also edit the CSS that's in the cache so you can see how changes will look without committing (if you don't have a web server set up on your development machine).

    It could be one the most useful extensions I've installed!
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    Outsourced Program Manager paladin's Avatar
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    There's always something new to learn.

    That extention is great. Too bad I didn't know about it before

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    Affiliate Manager cbsturg's Avatar
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    There are a couple of things that keep me with FF, and they're all extensions I can't find elsewhere: Adblock, Web Developer, and a couple of others.
    Chris Sturgill
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    Ditto to what Chris has said about extensions plus Flashblock, SEOpen and IE Tab (checking compatibility while being in FF).

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    IMHO, for javascript problems or reverse engineering anything, Firebug is the most incredible thing ever.

    http://www.getfirebug.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by isellstuff
    IMHO, for javascript problems or reverse engineering anything, Firebug is the most incredible thing ever.

    http://www.getfirebug.com/
    I'll second that. Great tool.

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