I try to stay on top of development technology, I read the blogs and comb twitter for new and better ways to get things done. Granted a lot of what I find goes right over my head, but the more I learn, the more great things I discover to incorporate into my workflow. Sometimes though, I just flat stumble on to something. And it’s great.
While using Chrome Inspect to check out the code on a project I must have accidentally clicked on the little cell phone icon in the upper right corner. All of a sudden the page I was viewing was decked out with rulers sliding scales and all sorts of new options. At first I was kind of irritated it was there and, since I didn’t realize how I got it there, I spent time trying to figure out how to get rid of it.
That’s when I realized what it was. And how to toggle it off and on, which was good because let’s face it, if you’re not checking out your mobile views, who needs all that distracting stuff in the browser. It’s chrome mobile emulation and it’s built right into Inspect. I meet with a group of WordPress developers every Wednesday at the CoCo the co-working venue that I belong to. I was a big hit at the table when I showed this off. No one else knew about it and they’re all more experienced developers than I am. So if you’re a developer and haven’t seen this yet check it out.