otsukare Thoughts after a day of work

Browser developer tools timeline

I was reading In a Land Before Dev Tools by Amber, and I thought, Oh here missing in the history the beautifully chiseled Opera Dragonfly and F12 for Internet Explorer. So let's see what are all the things I myself didn't know.

(This is slightly larger than just browser devtools, but close from what the web developers had to be able to work. If you feel I had a glaring omission in this list, send me an email kdubost is working at

Note: Without WebArchive, all this history would not have been possible to retrace. The rust of the Web is still ongoing.