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I'm doing UX testing. Wondering is there any way (think of application or javascripts) that I can run on a page and check what the font size of a-tags, p-tags, etc

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Firefox

Tools-> Web Developer -> inspect

IE

Tools -> F12 developers tools.

IE developer tool works pretty well in my opinion.

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Thank you for a quick reply –  Jackie Chan Mar 19 '12 at 0:05
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Chrome: Wrench icon -> Tools -> Developer Tools. Or Ctrl+Shft+I –  Marjan Venema Mar 19 '12 at 7:27
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Firebug is an extension for Firefox which works in a similar way. You can trace styles and change both CSS-rules and actual html-markup without making changes to your document. –  dotmartin Mar 19 '12 at 10:42
    
@MarjanVenema F12 also works in Chrome as an alias to ctrl+shift+I –  Pierre-Alain Vigeant Mar 19 '12 at 17:15
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Also there is a great tool called WhatFont: http://chengyinliu.com/whatfont.html You can check which font used on the page, it's size and line height.

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Developer tools built-into browsers are more efficient than third-party websites. –  dnbrv Mar 19 '12 at 16:58
    
Right, but I can figure out which font used on the page using WhatFont with less efforts over Safari developer tool. –  Artiom Dashisnky Mar 20 '12 at 11:40
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If you want to test the css automatically, you can use Selenium: http://seleniumhq.org. A short article about css testing with Selenium can be found here: http://ajaxian.com/archives/csstest.

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Hi Frank welcome to UX.SE! The question was about finding out what is displayed not testing it against desired specs. –  dnbrv Mar 20 '12 at 12:21
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