Honestly; as a developer, you can never have enough tools that can make web development faster and more efficient. Good news; Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has new add-ons that add all those extra features to the browser.
Before delving further; not all add-ons are available for all OS platforms. The add-ons that we will discuss here are compatible with –
- Firefox 11
- OS X Lion 10.7.3.
Let us take a look at the Firefox Add- ons
Page Inspector – This helps you peek right into the styling of any Web page. The best part is; you can in fact visually select the page element which you’re interested in.
Here are some of our favorite add-on picks especially used for web development –
MeasureIt 0.4.10 – This is basically a handy ruler. With this in place you can draw a ruler across any webpage in order to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels.
Firesizer 1.7 – This add-on shows the dimensions of the browser window in pixels. It allows you to resize the window
HTML Validator 0.9.5.2 – this add-on is based on Tidy and OpenSP, and it allows you to see details of the errors when looking the HTML source of the page.
Rainbow 1.5.1 – This add-on has a color picker. It helps you to try out colors with drag and drop.
Lazarus- This auto-saves all forms as you type. This means after a crash or after the server timeout you can go back and get the form data back.
FireFTP – This is a free, secure, cross-platform, which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers.
Try out today!