Mike Cherim just announced the beta version of his new contrast-testing site. Graybit.com allows you to see what your site looks like when colors are removed.
What does it answer?
- Is your site still usable?
- Is there enough contrast?
- Are you telling people to click on the cute red button?
- Do your forms use color to distinguish required inputs?
Nicolas Huon recently released CSSViewer, a Firefox extension that gives you a summary of dimensions and styles associated with an element when you mouse over it.
I’ve been a big fan of Slayeroffice’s Mouseover DOM Inspector, but this new extension is much easier to use and certainly helps solve your layout problems.