DevTools the third space
It always comes down to coffee and development
I recently thought of a tenuous link between Chrome DevTools and Starbucks. Starbucks set itself an early goal to become the ‘third space’, the space a person would spend time between work and home.
and now for the tenuous link
In my development Devtools has become my third space. Between the source and the output. You’d write some code, check the output and based of the result, you’d go back and update your code. Back and forth a binary existence of either coding or assessing results.
With Devtools I now have a third space, and for me my most important space as this is where I do my thinking. As it gives me hooks into the three areas that make up a website the DOM
theoretical next step
So the next step would be to start saving the changes I’m making in Devtools. Which is where workspaces come in, the ability to map the files delivered to the browser to it’s location on the disk, allowing the source files to be edited.
and in anger?
So I’ll grab a coffee set up source maps and workspaces see how they work, try and blur the lines between spaces and report back.