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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

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  • Fareed Khan May 22, 2011, 6:24 pm

    Wow, Great list, Wise stamp is new for me

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