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10 Useful Chrome Extensions for Web Designers

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Looks like web world can't live without various extensions, applications and other useful inventions that make our life easier (according to the developers' official position).

If we will take a look at this aspect as the part of the "browsers war" situation -without a doubt Google Chrome demonstrates awesome results - we can see that its popularity is rising everyday. Of course launching extension support was a smart move and now we can witness all advantages that Chrome users will gain. But web designers community were one of the most whimsical communities in the entire Internet (do'h! and sometimes it seems that we all are getting worse and worse).

So Chrome is apparently going for a pretty aggressive policy in terms of promoting its extensions and perhaps you've seen the awesome video ad for Google Chrome extensions by now

Anyways, we thought that it would be interesting to show you a small piece of some useful Chrome extensions for web designers. Of course each of you may already have your own favourite ones and we will be glad to hear your variants and suggestions concerning this topic in our comments section. It is obvious that it is early to compare Chrome and Firefox extensions but who knows what will happen in the future.

1. Lorem Ipsum Generator

This useful Chrome extension generates random "Lorem Ipsum" text. Developers claim that this extension's advantage is to use the less amount of code (and therefore memory) making this job simple.

2. Pendule

Pendule is a great toolkit of superb functions for web developers. It simplifies your work with Javascripts, HTML, CSS etc. You can easily crop images, use visual ruler and do many other actions with the help of this extension. This is one of the best Chrome extensions for sure.

3. Web Developer Toolbar

We are sure that you know this extension as a part of Firefox toolkit but now it is available on Chrome. This extension enlightens work with CSS, HTML, forms, and images.

4. Window Resizer

Window Resizer is a simple extension that allows to resize browser window for testing your layout. You can easily edit resolution according your needs - there are no restrictions for that. Also there are 3 screen types available: Desktop, Laptop/Notebook and Mobile.

5. MeasureIt

MeasureIt is a great tool that allows to measure any item on web page. Particularly you'll get web ruler that will give you the pixel width and height.

6. Plain Clothes

Next extension allows controlling the font style, font color, background color and link color for any webpage. So you can simply restyle the web at your own taste. Looks like a really helpful and comfortable application especially when you are using it by default.

7. Firebug Lite

Firebug Lite is an extension for web developers that helps to monitor, edit and debug CSS, HTML and Javascript live.

8. Image Cropper

Image Cropper allows you to crop any images on the fly. This extension crops images in img html element, css background images for any html element, and cropped image will be saved in PNG format.

9. IE Tab Classic

We know that there are some websites that are not compatible with Chrome (although you do not often meet ones). That's why this extension was developed - you can easily run Internet Explorer within Chrome.

10. Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper identifies website's color that you’re viewing and allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker.

24 Responses

  1. Thank you very much. I was waiting for a long time for such a information, because I don´t have the time to search for it.

    1. It’s pretty obvious what you’re doing when “SEO” is right in your URL…

  2. I think that you don’t need the Eye droper or Measurent if you choose Pendule or Web Developer toolbar. But i thinkt that the Web Developer toolbar still has bugs and it will shutdown your browser.

  3. Thank you, this is great stuff. I just switched to Chrome from Firefox and I love it. I have been using it off-on for a while, but with the right extensions…it rocks! This is a great list 🙂

    Other extensions I am using and love: Google Buzz, Chromed Bird, Explain and Send Screenshots.

  4. I didn’t know this extentions existed. Cool, they’d help a lot.

  5. I’ve just added all of them to my google chrome
    Thank you for this important information

  6. Wow! these neet. Bookmarked and added now. I didn’t know that Chrome had started to develop extentions. I still wish the inspect element worked more like firebug for firefox.

  7. Perfect guys! Looks like my days with Firefox may be close to an end.

  8. Great stuff. I was just getting accustomed to webkit’s inspector…

  9. Great post! Really some good and useful extensions, specially Pendule.. nice one!

  10. This is awesome collection

  11. Ah! The only reason I was still using FireFox, just went out the window. Thank you for this great information!

  12. Thanks guys. that was very helpful 🙂

  13. Very Cool, thanks for putting together this post.

  14. Thanks so much for this information, It’s very helpful

  15. Great list. I stayed away from chrome because of the few extensions, but i see its changed a bit.

  16. awesome, very useful extensions. Added most of them

  17. Great article, very useful to me. Thanks!

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