May 21, 2010 Off

Top 5 Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers

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Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular browser among web designers and developers. It’s ability to install add-ons enables you to do almost anything a web browser can possibly do. Add-ons allow you to tweak your browser according to your requirements.

Mozilla Firefox provides you with lots of add-ons to choose from. Web developers can find more than thousand useful web development add-ons. To help you select the best one, we bring you some of the top add-ons for web development.

1. Firebug – This add-on integrates with firefox to provide you with a host of web development tools. It enables you to edit, debug and monitor CSS, HTML and Javascript live in any webpage. It also allows you to analyze network usage and performance. Firebug also checks for errors and provides you information about the errors.


2. Web Developer - This add-on adds a menu and a toolbar to your browser with various web developer tools. It provides you with a wide variety of tools that enables you to analyze, validate and optimize your web pages. This add-on is also available on Google Chrome, Flock and Seamonkey.

Web Developer

3. ColorZilla - This add-on enables you to get the color reading of any object in a web page. It also allows you to zoom the page and measure distances between any two points on a page. It’s DOM spying features provides you information about DOM elements quickly and easily.


4. CodeTech – This add-on allows you to edit your documents right next to your web pages as you surf. It is a lite version of Adobe Dreamweaver. It has a similar layout, but with less features. CodeTech is the closest replica of a professional web editing interface.


5. IE Tab - This add-on embeds Internet Explorer in a Firefox tab. It enables you to switch back and forth from IE and Firefox layout engines. This helps you in testing and comparing how your web pages are rendered in IE and Firefox.

IE Tab

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