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12 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions For Designers

Google Chrome is not a popular browser yet but still it’s growing fast and as a web developer or designer, you must be among the earliest to adopt new browser technologies. What help you a lot are extensions of browsers though Chrome does not offer many extensions but still there are lots of extensions, those can be very handy for designers and developers.

Here, we have compiled a list of 12 useful Chrome extensions for designers. Don’t hesitate to try all of them and if you already have used any of it don’t forget to share your experience with us.

1. Firebug Lite

Firebug Lite is a tool for web developers, that allows you to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

Firebug Lite Chrome Extension

2. Chrome SEO

The Google Chrome SEO Extension provides easy access to Search Engine Optimization Tools that can help you with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Backlink Checks, PageRank Checks and other daily SEO tasks.

SEO Chrome Extension

3. Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper and Color Picker extension which allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker.

Eye Dropper Chrome Extension

4. Pendule

Pendule displays linked and embedded style sheets of the current page in a new tab.

Pendule Chrome Extension

5. Snippy

Snippy allows you to grab snippets of web pages, save them for future use and upload them to Google Docs.

Snippy Chrome Extension

6. Validity

Validity can be used to quickly validate your HTML documents from the address bar.

Validty Chrome Extension

7. Resolution Test

Resolution Test changes the size of the browser window for developers to preview their websites in different screen resolutions. It includes a list of commonly used resolutions as well as a custom option for you to input your own.

Resolution Chrome Extension

8. FlashBlock

Flashblock is an extension for the Google Chrome that blocks all Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.

FlashBlock Chrome Extension

9. PlainClothes

This extension styles — or rather “unstyles” — the web. Just imagine: text is black, backgrounds are white, unread links are blue, visited links are purple, all links are underlined. Or any other colors you like.

PlainClothes Chrome Extension

10. BuiltWith Technology Profiler

BuiltWith is a web site profiler tool. Upon looking up a page, BuiltWith returns all the technologies it can find on the page.

Built With Chrome Extension

11.IE Tab

Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome.

IE Tab Chrome Extension

12. Aviary Screen Capture

Take a screenshot of any webpage and edit it directly in your browser with Aviary.com applications. Plus convenient access to the Aviary website and tools.

Aviary Chrome Extension