At the Chrome Dev Summit that’s taking place today in San Francisco, Google announced a new developer tool called VisBug that simplifies the task of editing a web page using a simple point-and-click interface.

VisBug is currently available as a Chrome extension that can be installed from the main Chrome Web Store.

Google engineers likened it to Firebug, the now-defunct Firefox add-on that was ported to Chrome, and eventually inspired Chrome’s built-in Developer Tools panel.

VisBug is just like Firebug, but instead of letting developers tinker with a website’s source code, it lets every-day users move around a website’s elements using a point-and-click and drag-and-drop interface.

“We remember the impact that Firebug had when it hit the scene, and how it showed how the browser could be the developer tool platform itself,” said Google today.

“Now […] we have another extension, Project Visbug, which allows you to design — right in

Article source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-launches-visbug-a-chrome-extension-for-point-and-click-web-design/

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