Review by grahamperrin
- Rated 4 out of 5by Fabian, 6 months agoI really like this addon, it helps a lot when checking sites for color contrasts.
Still I always have to disable it when not using it because, as Richard Davies has pointed out earlier, it overrides the default shortcut for selecting an element in the Inspector. It would be a great improvement if one could change the shortcut (or at least disable it in the addon's settings).
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 15696509, 2 years agoEDIT: Hi Developer. Please don't take the comment personally. It's just the tool that didn't work for me. But anyway if you missed detailed commenting, I've got you covered with a quick video capture:
The contrast listing that has this square with a thick dot in it is confusing because it's not really precise as to where that contrast is in the screen. Best that happens is that when I click one, it anchors me to some point of the page that has that contrast, but it's totally up to me to find where exactly that is. In some rare moments I'm able to locate the highlighted item.
Another thing is the eyedropper feature that felt broken. Sometimes it arbitrarely changes to black or doesn't lock the color I've picked.
Why not make it simpler? Like eyedropping any component would automatically recognizes the contrast ratio with the color in its background, if they're both css colors. Look at the amount of unnecessary information there's on the screen when all some want is just pick and check a contrast ratio.
(I forgot to remove the original post, I might have brought my frustration into unpolite and harsh words instead of being constructive from the beginning. Be sure that I and many people appreciate your effort to come up with something that improves accessibility)
Developer responseposted 2 years agoHi Firefox, thank you for your feedback. I always thought that the UX of the tool would need some improvements. I appreciate that you took the time to extend the initial comment that you wrote with more details and ideas of improvements. I should start a list of things that could do on the extension.
Thanks for the comment and appreciate its edition.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 14155250, 5 years agoIt a good tool, useful.
I would like to see 3 changes to be perfect (i know it's a lot to do):
- be able move it's position, because it takes part of the screen
- show a more specific element selector
- not appear mixed with the page code
anyway i recommendHi. Thank you very much for your comment and specially for the feedback.
I totally agree with the three changes you mention. Until last year, the extension was shown in a lateral panel that was part of the browser and not inside of the HTML. With the new extensions API and the latest versions of the browsers, I had to refactor it and make it appear in the HTML of the main page. I am not really happy with this change because I don't think that a tool for checking properties of the web pages should modify their HTML.
The good point about it is that, because I am not fully happy with the way in which the results are shown, I will work in an improvement (maybe adding it to the developer tools). The less good point is that I am not sure when it will be ready ;)
So, repeating my first sentence, thank you very much for your feedback ;)
- Rated 4 out of 5by Stanley, 5 years agoThis is a very useful tool however I think it's important to highlight the content on the webpage wherever there is an issue, currently I am finding it difficult to locate the incorrect content.Hi Stanley, thanks for the comment and for sharing feed back. I agree that it should have a better way for identifying the elements. Right now, when clicking in the rows of the results table, the elements that are affected are highlighted, but the scroll doesn't move the page to show them and, anyway, in some cases, because their own CSS styles, nothing changes, so it is difficult to identify them in the page. I would like to do some improvements there... and I am always open to other ideas.
Again, thanks :)
- Rated 4 out of 5by Richard Davies, 5 years agoNice, but I wish it wouldn't override the CTRL-SHIFT-C keyboard shortcut for inspecting a DOM element.Thanks for your feedback about the shortcut. If possible, I'll see how I could give the option for defining a custom shortcut.