I recently came across a discussion of helpful Firefox Add-ons for web designers. I’ve tried several out. Some I’ve kept, others weren’t my thing.
I wanted to share some of them for anybody who might be interested.
Favorite Firefox Add-ons
These are my current favorites. I keep these active at all times, and use most of them a fair amount.
Firebug: My favorite and probably most used Add-on. If you work on web pages at all, you probably already know about this one. If not, get it.
Firefox Sync: Syncs your Firefox bookmarks between multiple computers. I was a huge fan of Foxmarks (I think that’s what it was called), but switched to this when they died off.
WiseStamp: Add signatures with links to your emails automatically. Works great for gmail.
Web Developer Toolbar: Great for web development and picking apart web pages.
MeasureIt: Pixel ruler for web pages. Handy to check height and width of elements on web pages.
There When You Need Them…
I don’t use these often, but they’re nice when you need them.
IE NetRenderer: Enables you to get a screen shot of any web page as it appears in the different versions of Internet Explorer. Nice when checking compatibility of a new website.
Page Speed: Measures performance of your webpages. Add-in for firebug.
YSlow: Another performance measurement add-in for firebug.
ColorZilla: Eye dropper to pull color values from webpages.
Worth a Look
Some I don’t use, but others enjoy…
Operator: Reads microformats in pages.
S3Fox: FTP-like Client for Amazon S3 cloud storage.
Firecookie: Firecookie is an extension for Firebug that makes possible to view and manage cookies in your browser
Clear Cache Button: Adds a cache clearing button to Firefox