Top 8 Mozilla Firefox Add-Ons for Web Designers & Developers

To extend the Firefox browser’s core functionality, you will find multiple Firefox add-ons. You can leverage the broad array of utility depending upon the types of add-ons you will come across – including, social media tools that smoothly offers your in-browser capabilities of using outstanding services and platforms like Facebook and Twitter to monitor the amount of time you spend on the internet.

Among all, the Firefox browser is a popular choice for most of the web designers, and there are plethora of add-ons that can provide day-to-day design work substantially more fruitful and efficient.

Here, we bring you Top 8 Firefox Add-Ons for Web Designers and do let us know what other Firefox add-ons you use and find difficult in a comment box below.

  1. ColorZilla

There is no deny that web designers play significantly with colours. Hence, ColorZilla comes with the “color picker” option/feature (similar to the Photoshop that you must have seen) as well as the eye dropper tool that let you sample and identify the colors used on any web page. Similar to ColorZilla there is another Firefox add-on called Rainbow Color Tools.

  1. Firebug

It is a most popular Firefox add-on used by the designers in front-end web development/web design. The Firebug in itself have the add-ons. In case, you ask any web designer to name one Firefox add-on they cannot image to work without, most of them will say Firebug in one response.

It is an open source tool that empowers the web designers to inspect and debug a web design. It also helps you to check the document object model, figure out what CSS styles affect a few elements, and identify the attributes like, height, color and width of HTML elements.

  1. MeasureIt

As the name indicates, MeasureIt lets you measure any item on any web page as it gives you the ruler. From the designer’s perspective, it is a valuable tool to add to your repository of Firefox add-on because web design significantly relies on proper sizing and designing elements.

  1. Web Developer

What could be the best solution for any web designer than getting a complete suite of web design tools, right? Web Developer is one of those tools which is packed with useful functions and enable the designers to perform their tasks more efficiently. By default, you will find this tool displayed at the top of the browser, giving you with several navigation options including, CSS, Cookies and Resizes.

  1. CSS Usage

CSS Usage is primarily the extension of Firebug, which means you must have installed the Firebug in your system to use the CSS Usage. It keeps your CSS file lightweight by identifying which CSS you use or do not use, and indicate what unnecessary elements can be removed.

  1. HTML Validator

This nifty Firefox add-on called “HTML Validator” make sure that you are writing well-informed HTML. For standard compliance, it checks your markup and if it identifies anything that does not match the HTML Validator immediately tells why so that you can update your code immediately.

This Firefox add-on is based on the Tidy and OpenSP algorithms. And, both of them are originally developed by the Web Consortium W3C. This extension is also translated in 17 languages, which makes it convenience for many designers.

  1. Open with Photoshop

It is a new Firefox add-on loved by most of the web designers as it lets them open any web image with Adobe Photoshop in a quick and single mouse click. It is a great time save for the web designers as it let you access the web page directly in Photoshop. It also helps the designers to avoid the PNG transparency copy issue. The best is add-on opens the web images faster in Photoshop via “open with Photoshop” tool.

  1. Dummy Lipsum

For some web designers displaying the dummy text is a hassle in itself. And, for such designers, I would recommend using the “Dummy Lipsum” Firefox add-on that generates the dummy text quickly. Also, using this tool you can create minimum five words.

Hope you find our list of Top 8 Firefox Add-Ons for Web Designers useful, however, if you have any concerns or feels like adding better Firefox add-on just drop the comment in the box below and we would take it live.


Het Suthar

Het Suthar, is a Technology enthusiast, loves to check out new gadgets and apps. Currently pursuing Bachelors in Engineering.

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