DOM Treemap DevTools Extension

Christian Schaefer created a DevTools Extension for both Chromium and Firefox that visualizes the children of a DOM Node. The bigger the box, the more children that child node has.

After a Google Lighthouse audit complaining an excessive DOM size, have you ever wondered in which corner of your document most DOM nodes are buried? Neither Lighthouse nor the Devtools themselves help finding those areas.

That’s what DOM Treemap is for. It extends your Devtools Elements tab with an additional pane which visualizes the distribution of node descendants of the currently inspected DOM element. This makes it easy for you drill down your DOM and to locate all those hidden the node heavy parts.

DOM Treemap (Chrome) →
DOM Treemap (Firefox) →

About the author

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.