32 Handy Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers




Watching the browser wars unfold has been interesting. Mozilla Firefox was possibly the king only a few years ago, whereas now it seems Google Chrome has taken much of their market shares. For those who use Chrome it may have some bugs but ultimately runs much quicker and scales better than Firefox.

And while Mozilla has an Extensions gallery, Google has launched an extensions gallery side-by-side with Chrome. In here developers are able to create small browser extensions and tie into 3rd party APIs for some magnificent features. The installation process is simple, efficient, and leaves you begging for more.

Web developers should be especially interested in Google Chrome as they strive for perfection in browser testing. Scaling your website between the many browsers today is difficult. Luckily Chrome is one of the better software partners out there, and in celebration I’ve collection 32 extensions specifically targeted towards web developers. Install a few see what you think, and please offer any extensions you’ve personally found in the comments section!

Web Clipboard by Google

Resolution Test

Web Developer

jQuery Shell

Color Generator

IE Tab

Domain Availability Checker

MeasureIt!

Speed Tracer by Google

Pendule

Chrome Sniffer

Stylebot

PageRank Status

Awesome Screenshot

SEO Site Tools

PHP Documentation

Instapaper

Session Manager

Proxy Switchy!

Lorem Ipsum Generator

YSlow

PasteBin

Edit this Cookie

XML Tree

Blank Canvas Script Handler

Create Link

Search on StackOverflow

jsFiddle

JavaScript Errors Notifier

code cola

HTML5 Outliner

bit.ly URL shortener

Web developers and designers alike should consider messing around with Chrome. It’s a fast, lightweight browser which fully supports HTML5 and CSS3 standards. You’ll also be able to manipulate jQuery code which is invaluable, IMO. If you have any other suggestions for great Chrome extensions offer the links in our comments section.


Jake Rocheleau

About the author:

Jake is a creative designer, illustrator, and web developer. He frequently writes articles involving new-age design concepts and freelance management skills. You can find him in Google or follow his tweets @jakerocheleau

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