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Top 10 Firefox Addons For Web Developers



Web developers often require tools to test, analyze and benchmark their web pages and to do so they use various web development products for different purposes.

Those who are familiar with Firefox and use it extensively knows that Firefox browser supports added extensions/addons which can be freely downloaded from the Firefox addon site.

Firefox community is constantly working and adding new addon’s all the time they are even upgrading their addon’s to stay in touch with the time. There is a huge list of Firefox addon’s related to web development still i am presenting you a list of top 10 Firefox addons for web Development.

1. Firebug

Firebug is an extremely popular Firefox addon widely used by the web developer community. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. Extremely popular addon and can be said as the king of all web development Firefox addons.

2. YSlow

YSlow is typically a performance measuring Firefox addon to analyze and benchmark website performance. YSlow works on yahoo’s performance metrics and analyze live pages for speed, load and other parameters.

3. HTML Validator

HTML Validator does one thing and does pretty well. It Validates and adds HTML Validations inside Firefox. Web Developers can easily concentrate on the number of errors marked by these extension.

4. GeaseMonkey

GreaseMonkey is a cool Firefox Addon which allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.

5. CSS Viewer

CSS Viewer With this extension you can view CSS properties of related page elements. Very handy, when You got large CSS file with styles overlapping each other, to analyze why something is not displayed in the way You wanted.

6. JavaScript Debugger

JavaScript Debugger gives you the flexibility of debugging live pages on Firefox and Mozila based browsers.

7. FireShot

FireShot is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages. Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify captures and insert text and graphical annotations.

8. Font Finder

Font Finder is a very handy tool to get all CSS styles of selected text in Firefox / Thunderbird. Just highlight and right click to see all of the styling information you could require including font-size, font-family, color (in both hex and RGB), line-height, letter-spacing, and much much more.

9. Server Switcher

Server Switcher is a navigational help tool for web developers. It allows you to easily switch between sites on your development (hosting the temporary version you are currently working on) and live servers, so that you can immediately see the differences.

10. Selenium IDE

Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium tests. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly. Why Selenium is best for web app testing?. Read the quick guide to selenium IDE.

So, what’s are your favorite Firefox plugins? Please leave us a comment and share your view with us.

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  • Janet

    Surprised not to see Web Developer by Chris Pederick on this list.

  • http://www.stylishandtrendy.com/ devshades

    I think if you are using Firebug then you don't need Web developer Firefox extension. Firebug have all the functionality which are there in Web developer. Still, it would be nice if this list has that because many people are using it.

  • shawn_pan

    Most important one: Live HTTP header.

  • Janet

    Surprised not to see Web Developer by Chris Pederick on this list.

  • http://www.stylishandtrendy.com/ devshades

    I think if you are using Firebug then you don't need Web developer Firefox extension. Firebug have all the functionality which are there in Web developer. Still, it would be nice if this list has that because many people are using it.

  • shawn_pan

    Most important one: Live HTTP header.

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  • http://www.directorysubmissionservices.net Nick

    A few other great add-ons include SEObook’s Rank Checker, Woorank, Links Counter, and Ghostery.

  • http://www.autoanything.com/ Ryan

    Great list. I've been using Firebug, YSlow and GreaseMonkey for a while now, but the other extensions on your list are new to me, I'll have to try them out.

    I also use Web Developer and Colorzilla.

  • http://www.trevorhallmarketing.com Trevor Hall

    I use greasemonkey a lot helps automate a lot of simple tasks, I also use Imacro a lot. Ps thumbed up this on stumbleupon.

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    I want to add Firebug in the list.