Overview of Features
You can switch between IE and Firefox with one mouseclick in the Analyzing Browser (the screenshot shows the corresponding two menu items). Also you can switch between the main windows of IE and Firefox with a menu item of their toolbars.
Site Inspector makes website analysis easy. Here is a list of the most important features:
- Combines advanced website analytics with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers
- Includes stand alone browser application "Analyzing Browser" with Mozilla and IE browser engine built into one application
- Analysis tools are available in toolbars and context menus inside the Analyzing Browser as well as in IE and Firefox
Site Inspector is a true "cross browser" application because it supports both the Internet Explorer and the Firefox/Mozilla browsers in three ways:
- Site Inspector's stand alone browser application "Analyzing Browser" combines both browser rendering engines into one application
- Site Inspector's comprehensive toolbars are available in all three browsers: IE, Firefox, and Analyzing Browser
- Site Inspector adds various functions to the context menus of IE and Firefox
Using so called "element highlighting" all HTML elements of a webpage can be marked with a colored border, background, or text for an in depth overview of the web page's structure. This screenshot shows this feature: <table> tags are marked with a black border, <td> tags with a red doted border and <a> tags with a solid red border (please click the magnification glass to zoom in).
You can even hide (and show) all HTML elements of a specific type, e.g. you can hide all links or images.
Web Page Analysis
Site Inspector displays various (usually invisible) parts of any web page
- HTML source (syntax highlighted),
- CSS source (syntax highlighted)
- Script source (syntax highlighted)
- Meta Tags
- Frameset Source (for frame pages)
- HTTP Headers sent by the server (including status code, server information, content type, etc.)
- WHOIS and DNS
Using element highlighting all HTML elements of a webpage can be marked with a colored border, background, or text for a fast overview of the web page's structure.
For all links the linked URL and the HTML code of the <a> element can be shown right inside the webpage as well as the HTML code and the image URLs for all images
Site Inspector can overlay a pixel grid and customizable guide lines on top of a webpage, e.g. for pixel-by-pixel design checks.
Pixel Grid and Guide Lines
The Site Inspector toolbars and context menus offer various options to copy information from the current web page to the clipboard, including
- Copy page URL
- Copy page title
- Copy title/URL as a HTML anchor tag
- Copy page HTML Source
- Copy page as bitmap (browser screenshot)
- Copy list of URLs (URLs only or as HTML)
- Copy list of image URLs (URLs only or as HTML)
Additionally, using the "Copy Meister" you can copy the complete web page HTML or parts of it to the clipboard (as plain text, HTML, or highlighted HTML).
Resize and Zoom Tools
With just a mouse click you can resize the browser window to the most common screen sizes (e.g. 800x600, 1024x768) to check how a page looks like in other resolutions. You can also zoom in and out of the current web page.
Site Inspector's toolbar includes a fine selection of tools that are available online. These online tools can be customized by the user.
- MarkUp and CSS Validation by w3c.org
- Various link and code checks
- Various search engine checks
- Find out domain owner
- Alexa traffic ranking
- Trace route and PING
- Web site speed and optimization checks
- Accessibility checks
- Webarchive webpage history
- Google similar pages and backward links
Please note that these tools are subject to changes, e.g. by their respective providers on the Web.