Devtools Pro: The Basics of Chrome Developer Tools

Devtools Pro: The Basics of Chrome Developer Tools Devtools Pro: The Basics of Chrome Developer Tools

A Quick Start Guide to Editing Live Web Pages


  • The course is for beginners!

  • You’ll get the most out of it if you know basic HTML, CSS and Javascript.


This course is a simple introduction to the Google Chrome Developer Tools . In this course we’ll cover the basics of devtools which are absolutely essential to productive web development .

And pssst… The course has a humourous twist --your instructor will teach you about amazing colors like blanchedalmond and cornflowerblue!

When you’re finished you’ll be able to:

  • Use the elements panel to modify and update live webpages with tools like the colorpicker and text shadow editor.
  • Type simple Javascript commands in the console.
  • Write and test larger blocks of code with the snippets panel.
  • Understand how to stop and step through code with breakpoints and basic debugging.
  • Learn how to simulate mobile devices for responsive development.
  • Use the audits panel to get useful information about improving page load time .

This is a free course meant to cover the absolute basics . After completing this, you’ll have to tools and knowhow to become a DevTools wizard with my followup class, DevTools 2017: Beginner to Expert with Google Chrome Developer tools.

Who this course is for:

  • Front End Developers
  • Back End Developers Looking to Try Front End
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Software Engineers
  • Project / Product Managers
  • Anyone looking for a quick way to understand websites and web applications