My scenic view of the web

5 January, 2012 § 3 Comments

Inspired by Web Sceneries, I took some pictures of my two most-visited sites using the new 3D view in Firefox Aurora‘s Inspector. I also took some pictures of the Acid2 and Acid3 tests, since I was curious to see how crazy their HTML might be:

Through trial-and-error, I’ve learned the following shortcuts for navigating with the 3D view, also called Tilt.

  • The arrow keys, up/down/left/right, provide panning.
  • The W-A-S-D keys provide forms of roll, pitch, and yaw.
  • The + and – keys provide zooming in and out.

The Inspector’s 3D view is really cool, giving web developers another tool to use when debugging issues with sites (and a way to take cool pictures as well ;)).

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§ 3 Responses to My scenic view of the web

  • lol @ the Hacker News page … how can such a simple page have such a deep structure?

  • It is as useful as the famous “rotating cube” on Linux.
    If you are a real developer you would not waste your time rotating 3D views.
    So the question is, if a “developer tool” is not aimed to developers, what is its “real” goal?

    • msujaws says:

      I disagree. I think there are a lot of benefits for web developers who may be interested in seeing how their DOM tree looks, as well as a different tool for picking elements in the Inspector.

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