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Shortlist of the best development firefox extensions

by on Aug.12, 2009, under development, Firefox

logo-onlyAnytime I need to build up a new profile for myself, these extensions are always the first to install.

Web Developer

Author: Chris Pederick
This tool is a godsend. Its the little things like modifying stylesheets and HTML on the fly, viewing generated source (as opposed to what is initially delivered) and the highlighting absolute/relative elements. But these are just a small number of the wide variety of tools this toolbar provides. Fantastic work chris! looking forward to see what other contributions you make in the future.
http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

Firebug

Developer: Parakey, Inc.
Now this is the tool i have been waiting years to use but just wasnt available! there was of course the javascript console provided by netscape navigater, but then all of a sudden a dry spell of nothing.  Basically, this tool allows you to Edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
http://www.getfirebug.com/

ColorZilla

Developer: Alex Sirota
Another very handy tool! This firefox extensions allows you to get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. Tools like this just make things a whole heaps easier! especially when you couple this with a tool like adobe kuler ().
http://www.colorzilla.com/

YSlow

Developer: Yahoo Inc.
YSlow analyzes web pages and why they’re slow based on Yahoo!’s rules for high performance web sites. this is a great finishing tool! fully recommend it
http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/

FirePHP

Developer: Christopher Dom
Enables you to log to your Firebug Console using a simple PHP method call
http://www.firephp.org/

MeasureIt

Developer: Kevin A. Freitas
This tool draws out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a page. Fantastic tool! Well done Kevin!
http://www.kevinfreitas.net/extensions/

FireFTP

Developer: Nighlight Productions
A Free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers
http://fireftp.mozdev.org/

NoScript

Developer: InformAction
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks
http://noscript.net/

Greasemonkey

Developer: Arantius
Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript – provides a flexible framework for expansion – love your work arantius!
http://www.greasespot.net/

HTML Validator

Devloper: Marc Gueury
Adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla – fantastic development / finishing tool!
http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/

Live HTTP Headers

Developer: Mozilla Development Team
View HTTP headers of a page and while browsing
http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/

ScreenGrab

Developer: Andy
It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame… basically it saves webpages as images – either to a file, or to the clipboard. Great for sending designs to management or clients!
http://www.screengrab.org/

Gspace

Developer: Fonlabs
Just in case you cant find a memory stick and your hard drive is full, this tool will allows you to use your Gmail Space (4.1 GB and growing) for file storage.
http://www.getgspace.com/

Dummy Lipsum Generator

Developer: Sogame
As the name suggests this tool generates dummy lipsum text – very useful for laying out fake content in your site!

http://sogame.awardspace.com/dummylipsum/


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