|October 8, 2018|
Framed! Browser Extension
Doing testing in production is very risky, and there are times when you may not be aware that you're in production. There is a tool called "Framed!", that will let you know when you're in Production. Now you'll be aware when you're in Production with a simple frame around the website.
This tool grants you the power to add a custom border to visually separate different web hostsFrame your hosts, avoid mistakes!
As a web developer you are probably working with a bunch of different environments, all looking almost exactly the same. Keeping track of whether you are on a more safe-to-experiment development server, or if you accidentally stumbled in on the live server, isn't all that easy or obvious.
Four Things I Learns about Framed!
- You can use a wildcard for the hostnames, so *.company.com will handle all sites under the domain.
- Set a custom frame id name, so that it doesn't interfere with any existing property.
- If you're using a Retina Display, use a larger border width so it's more visible. 8px worked well in my testing.
- The nice thing about Framed! is that you just need to set it once. If you haven't used it in a while, you may wonder why certain sites have red frames around them.
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