There is a reason that most developers prefer the Chrome browser when it comes to programming. Google have had such a huge influence on the industry and advancements in web technology, and are setting the standard in user experience. The large marketplace of built-in and add-on functionality that Chrome provides makes development so much less frustrating. With Chrome holding the majority of browser end users, it is vital that developers keep this in mind when designing web apps. That being said, here are the 10 most useful Chrome plugins that make web developers jobs so much easier.
If you choose one plugin to assist you as a developer, let it be Web Developer. It is feature filled with useful tools such as responsive design testing, one-click toggling, debugging tools, and so much more.
This neat app lets you track how much time you spend on various sites and apps. It can help you track your billable hours, or serve as a wake up call for how often social media distracts you.
This extension enables you to automate tasks which are repetitive in nature. For example, you can run a script which records a sequence of clicks and keystrokes, save it as a macro, and then run it later with one click. This is a huge time-saver when it comes to filling in forms and similar administrative tasks.
Chrome allows you to save your preferences into separate user profiles which can be handy when switching between projects. Session Buddy adds extra functionality and convenience to this feature.
This tool analyses and treports on the technologies being used to power any given site, such as the platforms and scripts it is running on, and any tools it is using.
When you complete your project, this plugin is an excellent testing tool to check for broken links.
This plugin allows you to switch between a large menu of user agent strings.
This plugin speeds up the process of constantly clearing browser and cache history during development and testing phases. It also gives you added control over what you can exclude from the clearing process.
This clever time-saving tool allows you to zoom in on any pixel in any webpage image and identity the precise colour code. The tool is very versatile, allowing you to select either hex, HSL or RGB colour codes.
This plugin allows you to quickly and easily identify fonts that you observe on the internet. Instead of inspecting the element and stylesheet, this plugin identifies the fonts you see when you hover over them.
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