Google Chrome is an amazing browser as far as performance is concerned and it keeps on introducing more extensions, add-ons and plug-ins. It incorporates the best tools and resources and helps a lot to improve and increase the productivity. This browser contains a lot of its extensions which are available as free and easy to install. There are few of the extensions discussed here, which can be helpful for the developers and designers to get better results.

Check My Links

check-my-links

Even though all your work of building a site is done and you have gone through and checked all the links there are chances to overlook a few of the links. As it is a very tedious job to do, but with this extension you can check all your links. It will show all the links on the page and will display the valid ones in green and broken ones in red color.

DevTools Autosave

DevTools Autosave

It is the most beneficial resource for all developers. It automatically saves all the changes made by you to a webpage’s JS and CSS via its own tools environment to its source file. It’s easy to use and install which will make your work easier.

Chrome Sniffer

Chrome Sniffer

This extension allows the developers to check and detect JavaScript and web applications running on the website. In its running mode an icon will display within the address bar which will indicate current using CMS and framework version.

Code Cola

Code Cola

This extension does not only allow to see the source code of the web page you are working, but also allows to edit them as a CSS editor. And you can see the changes on the page instantly.

Flickr Tab

flickr-tab

If your Chrome tab displays the images in dull colors, open them in Flickr Tab to view the original colors of them.

IE tab

ie-tab

It is a powerful emulator on the web which let the developers to test the multiple pages with its own different versions right in the Chrome browser.

iMacros for Chrome

iMacros for Chrome

As a web designer it is certainly required checking the pages again and again, but it is a hectic as well as boring. iMacros simplifies your job and records your actions and does it next time for you. You just need to check once and after that you can check your pages as many times as you want just by a single click. In this way you can save your time and can focus on pressing matters.

Instant Wireframe

Instant Wireframe

This extension with its wireframe overlay will allow the designers and developers to navigate the web pages, whether live or local on the web. It allows to turn any page into a wireframe with single click only.

Page Ruler

Page Ruler

As the name describes itself, it is a simple tool which allows to draw out a ruler on any page along with width, height details and position of the element.

PicMonkey

PicMonkey

It is an online photo-editor which lets you to edit screenshots and images of the web pages. It allows grabbing screenshots and images with a single click and once you pick the option to edit you can give it your own touch and various other changing exposures.

PerfectPixel

PerfectPixel

It feels heartbroken when the coding makes a stunning design total crap. Perfect Pixel is the extension which keeps your striving designs in the accurate way representation wise. It ensures 100% accuracy and allows putting a semi-transparent image overlay and performing per pixel comparison for that.

Ripple Emulator

Ripple Emulator

It is an amazing extension which is a multi-platform based mobile environment emulator. It allows you to check the web page on multiple devices with different screen resolutions. In conjunction with the existing developing tools, it can also be used to perform operations such as automated testing, debugging and DOM inspection.

Streak

Streak

It is a magnificent tool which supports email within Gmail and managing CRM. It allows to turn entire conversation or single mail into a tractable, assignable mode so that you can share it with others or manage it by yourself.

User Agent Switcher

User Agent Switcher

It is the extension which allows checking the web page looks and its performance on different devices as a different user agent.

Web developer Checklist

Web developer Checklist

This extension checks if your page is practicing the best practices when it comes to performance, usability, SEO and accessibility. It takes care of either your page do have H1 tag or not, is it missing meta title and meta description and a long checklist of such things and in such cases it will let you know about the same so you can fix the errors as soon as possible.

What Font

What Font

It is an extension which lets the developers to identify the word font allowed on the web page and shows the available options for the same. So in case you want your website to look attractive and fancy, just hover the cursor over it and know instantly which font is this. Furthermore, you can save it for future use also.

Yslow

YSlow

It is a multitasking tool which does not only tells and checks how long it will take to load web pages, but also tells the reason is anything is slowing down the loading process. It checks the webpage against a few rules mentioned by yahoo’s performance unit and analyze them. Additionally, offers multiple suggestions to optimize and improve their performance.

All are the important tools for web developers and really helpful for both either they are the novice or experienced. All of them will not only save a lot of your time but also increase the productivity.

Bhumija is an expert tech writer and work for computer repair service provider company, who writes about technicalities involved with the system’s hardware as well as software.

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