Thursday, 29 April 2010

Must Have Firefox Plugins for Developers/Designers

First of all if you are not using Firefox, you should start using it now. Its faster than IE and has tons of free plugins and extensions.

If you are web developer or web designer. You should think about using some of the plugins mentioned here. Trust me, you will love it and your work will speed up.

1) Firebug


This one comes from Firefox community. This is blessing in disguise for designers and developers. Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. It is must have plugin for web developer. It may take you some time to learn but its worth spending time learning it.

2) Pixel Perfect

Pixel Perfect is a Firefox/Firebug extension that allows web developers and designers to easily overlay a web composition over top of the developed HTML. This can be used along with firebug

3) Abduction

This is very neat plugin. It will capture web page or any part of it as an image.

4) FirePHP

This is PHP programmers delight. FirePHP enables you to log to your Firebug Console using a simple PHP method call. All data is sent via response headers and will not interfere with the content on your page. This can be good way to debug your code.

5) Yslow

As the name suggests, this plugin can give you vital information on whats going wrong with your web page. It will find why its slow. As users hate slow responding websites, this plugin is must have to make sure your website loads faster.

When you install plugins make sure you only install the ones you will use. Too many plugins will slow down your browser.

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