I stalled on using the Google Chrome browser for quite a while because of my dependency on Firefox plugins despite me hearing how great and how quick it was over other browsers. I’m happy to report now that there’s quite a lot of extensions for Chrome these days, especially for web designers and developers. Here’s a few I can’t live without:
Shows a list of technologies and frameworks used in the website you’re on, ie php, css, etc..
Enables all sorts of overlays and functions helpful while building a site or analyzing an existing one’s structure.
Similar to Web Developer above but a bit simpler and more pared down.
A Lite version of the popular Firefox website inspection tool.
Detects via the address bar if Google Analytics is installed on a web page and provides the “UA” ID on hover.
Provides info on Google PageRank, Site Location, IP address, Bing & Yahoo backlinks, etc..
Shows META/SEO info on a site.
Identifies the Font used on a website or certain sections of a page.
Show how a site looks in different window sizes and resolutions. Create you own sizes.
View the background image of a site or page element via the right-click content menu.
Shows the location of a site’s hosting server.
Adds an “Image Properties” entry to the right-click context menu which shows info about a website image such as dimensions, filesize etc.
Runs a Google search through Google Ireland, UK, USA, Canada or Australia.
Shows used website technologies and frameworks in the address bar. Named on hover.
And some cool non-web design related extensions too:
Finds a person’s social network profiles and other info about them based on their email address and lets you connect with them from within Gmail.
This adds an RSS identifier and subscription button to Chrome cause it still doesn’t have it’s own by default!
Share your computer screen through Gmail.
Right click links in Facebook etc and choose “Unsocialize” to avoid having to go through apps to see content.
2 thoughts on “Chrome Extensions for Web Designers”
Thanks Leon — I’m still stuck with FF although my team colleges keep telling me it’s time I should switch to join their Chrome party!
Firefox was incredibly slow and bloated last time I used it.