G2 Crowd builds the world's largest business commerce platform fueled by $100M in funding 馃殌

Firebug

4.1
(30)

Popular, powerful web development tool. Inspect HTML, modify style and layout in real-time. Advanced JavaScript debugger for any browser. Analyze network usage & performance.

Work for Firebug?

Learning about Firebug?

We can help you find the solution that fits you best.

Firebug Reviews

Chat with a G2 Advisor
Write a Review
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Company Size
  • User Role
  • Industry
Ratings
Company Size
User Role
Industry
Showing 31 Firebug reviews
LinkedIn Connections
Firebug review by Oscar P.
Oscar P.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Gesti贸n muy integrada para el desarrollo"

What do you like best?

Solo FireBugize it soy el uso de Firebug, esta herramienta puede ser de muy buena calidad La aplicaci贸n de paso mientras quieres ver o depurar una p谩gina web La funci贸n para "subir la regla" a menudo ha ayudado a sacar sin dificultad el clase o ID que desea introducir en una hoja de moda. Interfaz f谩cil e intuitiva

What do you dislike?

Firebug ha configurado un migrador en su sitio web que explica una serie de variaciones entre su programa de software y DevTools para que pueda realizar la transferencia de manera m谩s fluida. Puede ser un poco confuso si la mejora de Internet no siempre es su negocio intermedio. Solo deseo que lo hayan hecho para Chrome. Necesita capacidad para reconocer fuentes o detalles fotogr谩ficos extensos al examinar. Nada me viene a la mente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pru茅belo Esta nueva barra de herramientas de la aplicaci贸n lanzada por Mozilla simplemente no la reduce. Sin embargo, aseg煤rese de probar la misma tarea de Internet en Google Chrome e Internet Explorer nine + para asegurarse de que se comporten con calidad en este tipo de entornos. Tr谩elo abajo. Podr铆a tener en cuenta el uso de Ghostery antes que Firebug, en realidad, debido a que eres capaz de usar navegadores distintivos y no son solo Firefox.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Permite realizar funciones y m贸dulos de javascript y jquery, control CSS y cookies m谩s s贸lidos. Muy 煤til. Soy capaz de usar Firebug para probar si los p铆xeles est谩n funcionando bien en las p谩ginas que estamos colocando para la conversi贸n, reorientando la localizaci贸n de problemas de UX del sitio web y en tiempo real probando y editando CSS. Gran dispositivo para la depuraci贸n y una necesidad para cualquier Persona que crece y depura el contenido web.

Sign in to G2 Crowd to see what your connections have to say about Firebug
Firebug review by Lisa K.
Lisa K.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"A brilliant tool sails off into the sunset"

What do you like best?

Firebug has been such a great tool for me over the past several years. Unfortunately, it is no longer being developed and has been replaced by browser-specific developer tools. The things I love about Firebug are what makes me so sad to see it go: the ease of use in inspecting page elements, the error console checker, the image preview ability for linked images, and more. I also enjoyed the fact that Firebug, once activated for a website, remained activated for that site until I turned it off. At the moment, the DevTools don't have this feature, and instead activation is limited to the tab in question regardless of the website.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, Firebug could cause my browser to crash, and if I accidentally opened it in too many tabs, it would slow the browser down to a snail's pace. Of course, the biggest downside is that it's no longer being developed. Firebug has set up a migrator on their site explaining some of the differences between their software and DevTools so you can make the switch more seamlessly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unfortunately I do not recommend installing Firebug anymore because it is no longer being developed. Old software will slow your browser down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Firebug paved the way with live, on-the-fly editing of websites and troubleshooting. There's not a web developer who hasn't made use of it to look under the hood of a website, either to see how something works or to troubleshoot something that's broken. Within seconds of a problem being brought to my attention, I can visit the site, fire up Firebug, and inspect the code to find the problem. Quick and efficient, Firebug made my workday so much easier.

What Other Development solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Firebug review by Nico C.
Nico C.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Good tool for website developing"

What do you like best?

In a very simple environment, firebug gives you an awesome number of tools for developing your website.

I really appreciate the fact that comes with an huge number of extension to make it very suitable to your needs.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't allow mobile emulation nor gives you a chance to simulate slow connection.

Sometimes its UX may appear a bit confusing, expecially in CSS and Javascript where at first glance is not very clear how to navigate between files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before starting using firebug consider if you really need it. Back in time it was the only available tool. Nowadays most (if not all) browser have their own build-in "developer tools" with similar features.

The only real reason I can see to start using firebug is because you need to use one of its extensions (or because you feel very confortable with the UX).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Firebug has a lot of uses. Mostly I used it to see in realtime CSS edits so that I can better figure out what's going on and how to fix broken CSS.

Another use id JavaScript debugging, Firebug allows inserting breakpoint and instruction-by-instrucion JavaScript execution.

Another very common use is security test, simulating fake AJAX requests to see how the backend behaves.

Firebug review by Ignacio S.
Ignacio S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"The best/beloved/useful tool for Web Development that I use."

What do you like best?

Firebug integration with Firefox is awesome. Despite Mozilla Firefox comes with its own Developers Tool, Firebug is a MUST HAVE for every web developer out there.

With CSS: You can modify CSS definitions on the fly, How will be seen this H1 in red color? Done, just change it in FireBug, review and write the definitive code in your CSS file, the same if you want to add some margin, padding o change font-size.

With JS: FireBug simplifies the benefits of the Javascript console, you can check "console.log" outputs easily but, FireBug really shines with AJAX, and POST responses. This responses are a pain in the #$% if you are using Chrome and its Developers Tool but, in FireBug, you can revise all the responses, even FireBug can format XML and JSON responses for easy reading. FireBug is clearly superior at this task.

With HTML: You can remove elements, add elements and modify elements in DOM tree or HTML Code on the fly. Very handle.

You are curious about a web site, its code or its CSS? Just FireBugize it.

I can't make no one web project without using FireBug.

What do you dislike?

Is not easy copy text from CSS box at right inside FireBug window. That's the only thing that I dislike of FireBug.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is the best tool. It has no competition, it is the best. You will enjoy it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

FireBug is awesome for solving bugs on JavaScript or CSS, also is a fast solution for check bugs on Ajax request or formatting the response data. Is awesome for documentation because you can expand easily JavaScript objects or elements in DOM.

Firebug review by User in Sporting Goods
User in Sporting Goods
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great tool for developers!"

What do you like best?

Being able to look at the code and the website at the same time and diving into the hierarchy of the code easily. Also, being able to change the appearance of the page in real time to make sure that what I am proposing or wanting to change is the correct request. This helps explain requests to developers and other team members that may not be on the same page as you are with changes you would like to have made.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it skips around a little too much for my liking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you understand all of the ways you can utilize this tool by either reading up on the software or playing around for a while. It is also great to be able to change the page you are currently on to make sure the changes or recommendations you are requesting are the most thorough request to developers and other team members as possible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Identifying areas of the website that can be improved for added SEO value and on page improvements.

Firebug review by Henry P.
Henry P.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Firebug is great for inspecting code on the Firefox platform"

What do you like best?

The "click an element to inspect" option is amazing. I wish that same feature was implemented in google chrome's developer tools. I also really appreciate how elements on the page get highlighted when you rollover the corresponding code

What do you dislike?

I really wish they had a section that displays the load time of various webpage elements like google chrome's developer tools. I Also wish they had a section that allowed you to extract video and image assets from a page much like developer tools allows you to do. If these two issue were rectified I would use firebug as my primary debugging platform rather that just use it for debugging specifically in firefox

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its great if you only want to debug in the firefox browser- however chrome's developer tools has more features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its really fantastic for debugging website errors that specifically occur in the firefox browser

Firebug review by G2 Crowd User in Graphic Design
G2 Crowd User in Graphic Design
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"I absolutely rely on Firebug on a daily basis!"

What do you like best?

I love being able to edit code directly in the browser without having to make changes to the actual file first. Being able to preview changes and make decisions in a "preview" kind of way makes figuring out the best way to write code possible. The function to "add rule" has often helped to easily pull out the exact class or ID that needs to be added to a style sheet.

What do you dislike?

I find the feature for inspecting code while an item is on :hover :focus or :active doesn't work very well, or if it does it is very hit or miss. This is especially frustrating when trying to troubleshoot drop menus in Drupal which can often have a great deal of <div>'s so pin-pointing the exact class/id can be difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it! Use it!!! Love it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As mentioned, I use this feature every day. I recommend it highly to all of my colleagues and have found for me personally it is the best in browser feature for web development. I always keep a Firefox window open specifically for using this product in its best browser, even though I prefer safari and chrome for actual site work.

Firebug review by Lee G.
Lee G.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Once the best way to work with Firefox"

What do you like best?

For a very long time, Firebug was the only way to debug JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Then Chrome copied everything Firebug had done for Firefox, and now Firefox itself has released The Developer Edition, and Firebug is dead.

What do you dislike?

Firebug is no longer available for the latest Firefoxes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Your only option for legacy Firefox, but made redundant by Firefox Developer Edition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debugging JS, HTML, CSS in legacy Firefox.

Firebug review by Giuseppe A.
Giuseppe A.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great tool, very helpful"

What do you like best?

It gives me all the information i'm looking for in a simple way.

What do you dislike?

It consume a lot of memory and the debug of javascript should be more simple, but probably is my fault.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I prefer this than development tool of chrome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps to realize javascript and jquery funcions and module, enhanced CSS and cookies management.

Firebug review by Alexander P.
Alexander P.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Now included in Firefox!"

What do you like best?

I've used to use Firebug a lot back in 2010. It was really a novelty tool at that time. It isn't really special nowadays, though. The good news are 鈥 many of its features are now a part of the Firefox Developer Tools, all thanks to the Firebug team!

What do you dislike?

Although Firebug was powerful, its design seemed a bit 2000ish 鈥 not really bad, but just a bit old-styled.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Firebur is a general purpose web debugging and development suite, so I used it on a day to day basis. It helps to test HTML markup and Javascript code in the real website environment, so it is an invaluable tool for anything Web-related.

Firebug review by Js L.
Js L.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"A "must have" for web front-end developer"

What do you like best?

Debug of JavaScript, HTTP request & response headers, manipulate cookies, instant update of html & css

What do you dislike?

When open it up, it cover up about 30-40% of the screen

Recommendations to others considering the product

Firebug can helps to find out what JavaScript error, checkout the CSS style, manipulate cookie, check for HTTP requests, debug AJAX call.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web development. Without Firebug, is pretty hard to find out what error is JavaScript currently occur

Firebug review by Suresh B.
Suresh B.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Awesome tool to get page and object details in web page"

What do you like best?

I am ab Automation Developer, working with web-based application to automate them for testing. i am using firebug, this tool is very nice . It is really have helps job of me very much.

Examples -

- getting sort form of XPath is very easy with fire bug which to get manually will take lots of time.

- we can edit CSS, Javascripts etc in run time.

- Monitor cpu consumption while working

- validate Cookies.

-

What do you dislike?

Some times this tool cause slowness and crashes my browser,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please try once then you will be use to of this tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are Automating our applications via selenium web-driver, this tool is very useful to get details of the objects.

Firebug review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
Agency in Marketing and Advertising
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Firebug Review"

What do you like best?

Firebug was very simple to download and implement on Firefox. It automatically turns on whenever the browser is open.

What do you dislike?

I prefer using Google Chrome so the fact that you can only use it on Firefox isn't ideal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would consider using Ghostery before Firebug simply because of the fact you're able to use different browsers and aren't stuff to just Firefox. It offers the same technology.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to use Firebug to test if pixels are firing properly on pages we are placing for conversion, retargeting track. etc.

Firebug review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Still solid for front end debugging"

What do you like best?

What I like best is the capacity to greatly customize console output, including displaying pictures of actual elements under inspection.

What do you dislike?

Some of the features are not as easy / enjoyable to use as other competing browser development tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While our system鈥檚 browser logging will work for any browser, it has been optimized for use with FireBug because of its various useful features.

Firebug review by Gayatri N.
Gayatri N.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source
Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 Crowd scores.

"Really nice peoduct"

What do you like best?

The best part is u can completely change ir html and chk it den and der on the browser..

It is very easy to chek the network tab for monitoring the request and response..

What do you dislike?

Nothing as such. Quite satisfied with the reoduct.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it for creating web applications.

it reduces my time of rework and also gives a medium to monitor the request and responses easily.

Firebug review by Agency in Information Technology and Services
Agency in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Was my favorite browser tool until it was phased out"

What do you like best?

To me it was the best browser tool hands down. It seemed easier to use and better labor or that Google Chome developer toolbar.

What do you dislike?

That it is no longer supported by Mozilla's latezt browser update. This was a huge blow to my productivity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Bring it back. This new Mozilla launched application toolbar just doesn't cut it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website UX troubleshooting and real time testing and on the fly CSS edits.

Firebug review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great tool for a tester who likes to debug"

What do you like best?

It provides a great view into the technical aspects f the system which is essential for a tester/analyst like me.

What do you dislike?

some times it gets confusing with too many options and i think the official documentation needs some more updating.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to analyze and debug the issues before moving onto raising defect with developers.

Firebug review by User
User
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"One of the best tool for WebDevelopment"

What do you like best?

Console for easy debugging of javascript, easy to set of breakpoints and decode by inspecting values

What do you dislike?

Need ability to know font/image details in depth on inspecting. Copying text of CSS from window is difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

web development is easier when using firebug.

Firebug review by Daniel J.
Daniel J.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Fantastic Tool"

What do you like best?

Firebug is a great tool for debugging and analyzing HTML and CSS. I am no HTML master, so it is nice to have such a powerful tool with so many features and options. If you can't figure out where a style is coming from, Firebug can help. If you're getting a JavaScript error, Firebug will help, Warnings, debugging, or cookie problems, Firebug will help! I love Firebug.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, this is an incredibly versatile tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are other options in Chrome that just aren't as good or full-featured as Firebug. I would highly recommend using it even if you don't normally using Firefox. It's worth it.

Firebug review by Jon J.
Jon J.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"One of the only reasons I still use Firefox"

What do you like best?

Being able to find out exactly how big that image is, or how exactly this or that website is building something. Firebug is the reason chrome created "inspect element" however firebug still has a better interface and a few better designed options.

What do you dislike?

Just wish they made it for chrome. :-) Inspect element just doesn't quite cut it for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's a must. very useful. very easy to install.

Firebug review by Stefan B.
Stefan B.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Nicely integrated control for web development"

What do you like best?

Directly integrated int eh browser. Easy to tweak pages, without having to commit changes directly.

What do you dislike?

The lite version that I use has some limitations.

Can be a bit confusing if web development is not your core business.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommended for quick tweaks, before you commit actual changes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tweaking CSS on the fly or making minor HTML edits for testing

Firebug review by Daniel L.
Daniel L.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Excellent Javascript debugging tool"

What do you like best?

I can easily walk through the DOM, or set breakpoints in JavaScript to find out what is going wrong in a web deployment. It is a free tool, and looks like Google Chrome's and IE10's debuggers look to be mirroring the functionality that was here first.

What do you dislike?

Nothing comes to mind...it is very powerful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out - it is a great debugging tool for Mozilla Firefox. However, make sure to try out the same web project in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 9+ to ensure they behave fine in all these environments.

Firebug review by Ruban K.
Ruban K.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Relied on FF"

What do you like best?

Easy HTML,CSS and Javascript debugging tool for all level of users. Infact, you can learn HTML by debugging any element of a web page. It's intuitive way of debugging has also been deployed on Chrome browser as a default option. Soon, IE included it too.

What do you dislike?

It sometimes slows the browser down.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You don't have to install it anymore. All browsers are trying to offer this as a built-in tool (like Siri for iPhone).

Firebug review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great debugging tool"

What do you like best?

Have used Firebug on a few occasions in the past, and it definitely helped identify issues in my code. But 9 times out of 10, I just open the code and can identify the issue without Firebug. So not something I use very often.

What do you dislike?

Nothing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely useful and easy to install.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/A

Firebug review by Eric M.
Eric M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Excellent Add-On Tool for Firefox"

What do you like best?

This has to be the best debugging tool out there. I use an online customizable software solution for our company and this has been a life saver so many times.

What do you dislike?

That I did not discover it sooner than I did!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Awesome product for any developer out that that uses Firefox.

Firebug review by Charysse S.
Charysse S.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Go-to for coding"

What do you like best?

It's a great product for checking coding issues and debugging HTML. I wish it came with Chrome. Oh well.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. It's really a great tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it. It's good. I really just wish Chrome offered it.

Firebug review by Dustin G.
Dustin G.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Debugging Friend"

What do you like best?

This is quite honestly one of the best browser tools for web developer out there. There are a lot of great add-ons for Firebug in addition to the vast array of built-in functionality.

What do you dislike?

While Firebug is available for both Firefox and Google Chrome. The Chrome extension does not have all of the great features to be found in the Firefox version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for debugging and a must for any one developing and debugging web content.

Firebug review by Bobby H.
Bobby H.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Fantastic Browser Extension"

What do you like best?

It allows me to check HTML code instantly on any webpage I'm building. Easy interface and intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, works well and does what I need it to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nothing, use it.

Firebug review by Greg M.
Greg M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great debugging tool"

What do you like best?

An excellent tool for Firefox. The go-to application when you need to inspect/debug a web page. And best of all, it costs nothing.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't make me coffee?

Recommendations to others considering the product

No web developer should be without it.

Firebug review by Jared T.
Jared T.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"I can't imagine doing my job without firebug"

What do you like best?

Its simply the best browser debugging tool there is. I write experimental javascript in the console, I find my js and css errors with firebug on the live page. I prefer using Chrome but I still use firefox because of firebug (the firebug lite version for Chrome falls short). It's free and open source, you cannot beat it.

What do you dislike?

Using it in the browser can slow performance, but it is worth the trouble.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best browser debugger there is, period.

Firebug review by Peter B.
Peter B.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Great Debugging Tool"

What do you like best?

Great debugging tool with Firefox. I used it extensively during our BigMachines implementation. Works great when trying to figure out what's wrong with your code. It's free!

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes for this product. It works great with Firefox.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitley give it a try when you are trying to debug web code. I have not tried it with Chrome, but with Firefox you will not be dissappointed at all. Go for it.

Kate from G2 Crowd

Learning about Firebug?

I can help.
* We monitor all Firebug reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. Validated reviews require the user to submit a screenshot of the product containing their user ID, in order to verify a user is an actual user of the product.