A web browser plays a vital role in our daily professional work. The surge of web designers has led to the development of special browser extensions, especially. The web browser extensions helps to get the work done quickly and accurately.
Are you a web designer and a Mozilla Firefox web browser user?
In this article, we will discuss ten Firefox web browser add-ons which configures all interfaces automatically to run the programme. These add-ons have been handpicked for web designers.
10 Useful Firefox Web Browser for Web Designers
Here they are:
Firebug is one of the most powerful Firefox add-ons. It saves browsing time by facilitating various kinds of development tools features into a single one.
It is a free, open source & licensed under BSD license. It was created in 2006 by Joe Hewitt & now many others such as John Odvarko, Robcee, firebug working-group and others are associated with it.
The latest version Firebug 1.11.1 released in 13 December 2012, by Honza.
This web browser add-on is actually a cross-platform FTP client. It supports FTP, SFTP and FTPS. It is completely free and open source. It is highly reliable & secure.
It was initially designed by Mime Čuvalo & licensed under MPL. It is activated from the tools menu. It provides a two pane view within the Firefox web browser.
One side includes the local directories with local file name and their respective size and the other side contains the server side directories, files. One can easily connect with the server by using the Account Manager option.
Thus, it provides an ease of access from client to server.
It is a great tool for Firefox web browser, especially useful in the sense of designing. It has a cross platform.
As the name is used in colour related tasks, using ColorZilla one can get the RGB measurement in any point of the browser. Thus, one can easily adjust the colours and use it another programs. It helps in enlarging the size of web page elements and measuring the distance between them.
It includes Eyedropper, Colorpicker, Page Zooming, Page Pan and DOM spying features.
Web Developer –
This Firefox web browser extension combines various web developer tools into one platform. It can access data and tabs on all websites.
It activates with its own toolbar that provides many features of CSS, Forms, Image & Info options in-built. It was initially written by Chrispederick and licensed under GNU.
This Firefox web browser plug-in, created by Kevin Freitas, actually works like a ruler. It draws a rectangle ruler across a web page or any location of web page and gives you the width, height or alignment of page elements in pixel form.
Once you download this add-on, a ruler icon comes on the lower left corner of browser window. To measure anything, just click and drag the icon into desired point.
HTML Validator -
HTML Validator is also known as CSS Validator or web Validator. It is used for checking the validation inside Mozilla and Firefox.
In the main page source, the HTML code lies with the other scripting language and sometimes it seems to be very difficult to check only the HTML codes, this add-on remove this problem.
It detects error and warnings for SGML parser result and HTML tidies the result in web browser and thus, it is very useful for online validation checking. It also has a clean-up option that is used to clean the erroneous code.
IE Tab –
Sometimes web developers get confused about the display of a web page in internet explorer when they, for example, originally have built in Firefox.
The IE Tab is the wonderful solution of this problem. With this icon, a web designer or a web developer can see how it will look in internet explorer since this tab has an inbuilt IE with it.
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Fire Shot –
It is a popular web browser add-on of Firefox and gives you the pleasure of photography as it helps to take screenshot of any design in webpage and makes a note upon it.
These pictures can be easily sent, saved, uploaded, emailed & reported.
CSS Viewer –
This is a very efficient and useful Firefox web browser extension for checking the CSS properties of a web page. It has a cross platfom and worked smoothly in any kind of OS like windows, Linux and Mac OS. Nicolas Huon designed this tool.
It allows you to see a preview of the style sheet of the web page and gives the details of every property like colour, background, font-size, font-family and others.
Ad Block Plus –
We often face problems due to unwanted advertisement into web pages while building web-site, searching or browsing. The best solution to get rid of this problem is Ad block Plus, a very useful Firefox web browser add-on.
Using this tool we can block the disturbing ads by blocking the malware domain or main internet path of these ads. Thus it also helps to create a safe and secure internet access environment for the user. This plug-in is available in multiple languages.
HTML Processor -
HTML processor is also known as CSS processor or web processor. It is used for checking the validation inside Mozilla and Firefox. In main page source, the HTML code lies with the other scripting language and sometimes it seems to be very difficult to check only the HTML codes, this add-on remove this problem.
It detects error and warnings for SGML parser result and HTML tidy result in browser and thus very useful for online validation checking. It also has a clean-up option that is used to clean the erroneous code.
I hope you found this post informational.
These were my best Firefox web browser add-ons for web designers.