Down and Dirty with Chrome Developer Tools


DOM Tree

  • As you hover over elements in the DOM tree, they will automatically highlight on the page.
  • The path to selected element is displayed at the bottom of the window.
  • Inspect a specific element with the or by right clicking an element on the page and click Inspect Element
  • Options to edit the content of the DOM are available from the context menu (right click).
  • Drag and drop DOM nodes.
  • It can be very useful to copy the CSS or XPath to a selected element.
  • Modification can be undone by ctr + z
  • ctl + alt + click on a DOM node to auto expand all children of an element.