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JavaScript Treehouse Club - MASH MASH - CSS Opening up Dev Tools

You are ______ going to mess up someone’s hard work if you play with dev tools

I need help

3 Answers

You are not going to mess up someone’s hard work if you play with dev tools.

Mike Atkinson
Mike Atkinson
6,882 Points

Hi Ambria,

No need to worry! When your browser load a page, it gets sent a copy of all the information needed to render that page. Basically, you browser now has a local copy of all the information.

When you open up dev tools, you can see a lot of this information. Now since what you can see in dev tools is a copy, you can play with it, edit it, mess it up, save it, change, do what ever you like. The original site is still safely on the server on that website, or wherever it came from.

For example, try opening www.google.com in a new tab. Open web tools, and change stuff like the color, some words, whatever. Then hit refresh.... Your browser then asks www.google.com for the information again, and all your changes are gone again.

Please use dev tools! It's a great way to learn and fiddle with things. You can't break anything permanently and you certainty won't affect anyone else's work.

Unfortunately, when I submit NOT as the answer to the above question, it returns the answer as wrong :-( Could you please check the answer? Thank you in advance.