"At Opera we've always believed there should only be One Web, accessible from any device. This One Web must be built on open Web standards, enabling the same degree of innovation to happen on mobile and devices as on desktop," says Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. "With Opera Dragonfly we take an important step toward our vision by providing Web developers with the tools to unify both development and experiences across devices."
Features in Opera Dragonfly alpha include:
Debug pages whether they are on your computer or a separate, supported device. Opera Dragonfly can remotely connect to computers and devices running a supported version of Opera.
Opera Dragonfly is a new breed of hybrid application: part desktop application, part Web application. It resides in local persistent storage without any server-side processing, yet instantly updates when a new version is released - just like your favorite Web sites.
Open and free
Opera Dragonfly's source code is released under the BSD license, making the code itself available for inspection and reuse.
View source isn't much use if you use DOM Scripting to alter the DOM. Opera Dragonfly allows you to inspect the updated DOM and all its properties. Support for editing the DOM will follow.
Check out what CSS rules apply to which element, and what rules are inherited or set by browser defaults. Overridden rules are highlighted so you can see what styles are or aren't applied. Support for editing CSS rules will follow.
Error Console and Command Line
An advanced error console allows you to see, filter and log any errors in your scripts, pointing to the exact position the error occurred. Use this in combination with the other tools to hunt down and fix your site's bugs.
Opera Dragonfly is still in the early stages of development. In order to make Opera Dragonfly fit the needs of Web designers and developers, we invite your feedback. Learn more and share your thoughts at: http://www.opera.com/dragonfly/.