IE Web Developer Toolbar

Microsoft has made a beta release of its Web Developer Toolbar available for download. It has many of the features long available with Firefox’s Web Developer Extension from Chris Pederick.

From the Microsoft page, here is the list of features:

  • Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a web page.
  • Locate and select specific elements on a web page through a variety of techniques.
  • Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.
  • View HTML object class names, ID’s, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.
  • Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.
  • Validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS web feed links.
  • Display image dimensions, file sizes, path information, and alternate (ALT) text.
  • Immediately resize the browser window to 800×600 or a custom size.
  • Selectively clear the browser cache and saved cookies. Choose from all objects or those associated with a given domain.
  • Choose direct links to W3C specification references, the Internet Explorer team weblog (blog), and other resources.
  • Display a fully featured design ruler to help accurately align objects on your pages.

I’ll post some feedback on this tool once I’ve played with it a bit more. In any event, I’m glad to see MS giving us developers a bit of love.

What’s your experience with this tool? Please let us know in the comments below.