Top Firefox Add-Ons for Web Designers

The web browsers play a vital role in our daily routine work and in today’s era more even browsers extensions are being built to help web designers and developers. The extensions also help a browser to read it interface and get the work done quickly and accurately. 
 
Now the question is Are you a Firefox user? Mozilla Firefox has those add-ons which configures all interfaces automatically to run the programme. In this post we are going to discuss about top ten Mozilla Firefox plugins that has been helping web designers and making there way easy. So don’t be a goofball and have a look over the various plug-in while being a user of this web browser.

Firebug - Firebug is one of the most powerful add-on of firefox. It saves browsing time by facilitating various kinds of development tool’s features into a single one. It is a web development tool that is capable of debugging, editing & monitoring any website’s CSS, HTML, XHR, JavaScript live. It helps to inspect element, logging error, enable the developer to run any code, to monitor external style sheets, other URL. It is a free and open source & licensed under BSD license. It was created in 2006 by Joe Hewitt & now many others such as John odvarko, robcee, firebug working-group etc. are associated with it. The latest version Firebug 1.11.1 has been released in 13 December 2012 by Honza. 
 
FireFTP - This add-on is actually a cross-platform FTP client. It supports FTP, SFTP; FTPS.It is completely free and open source. It is highly reliable & secure. It was initially designed by Mime ÄŒuvalo& licensed under MPL.It is activated from the tools menu. It provides a two pane view within the Firefox window. One side includes the local directories with local file name and their respective size and other side contains the server side directories, files.one can easily connect with server by using the Account Manager option. Thus it provides an ease of access from client to server.

ColorZilla - It is a great tool for Firefox especially useful in the sense of designing. It is cross plat formed. As the name is used in colour related tasks mainly, using ColorZilla one can get the RGB measurement in any point of the browser, thus one can easily adjust the colours and use it another programs. It helps in enlarging the size of web page elements and measuring the distance between them. It includes Eyedropper, Colorpicker, Page Zooming, Page Pan, and DOM spying features.

Web Developer – This Firefox extension combines various web developer tools into one platform. It can access data, tabs on all websites. It activates with its own toolbar that provides many features of CSS, Forms, and Image & Info options in-built. It was initially written by chrispederick and licensed under GNU.

MeasureIt-This plug-in actually works like a ruler. It draws a rectangle ruler across a web page or any location of web page and gives you the width, height or alignment of page elements in pixel form. It was created by Kevin Freitas. Once you download this add-on a ruler icon comes on the lower left corner of browser window, to measure anything just click and drag the icon into desired point.

HTML Validator- HTML Validator is also known as CSS Validator or web Validator. It is used for checking of validation inside Mozilla and Firefox. In main page source the HTML code lies with the other scripting language and sometimes it seems to be very difficult to check only the HTML codes, this add-on remove this problem. It detect error and warnings for SGML parser result and HTML tidy result in browser and thus very useful for online validation checking. It also has a clean-up option that is used to clean the erroneous code.

IE Tab - Sometimes web developers get confused about the display of a web page in internet explorer which they originally have built in Firefox. The IE Tab is the wonderful solution of this problem. With this icon a web designer or a web developer can see how it will look in internet explorer since this tab has an inbuilt IE with it.

Fire Shot – It is a popular add-on of Firefox and gives u a pleasure of photography as it helps to take screenshot of any design in webpage and makes a note upon it. These unknotted pictures can be easily sent, saved, uploaded, emailed & reported.

CSS Viewer – This is very efficient and useful Firefox extension for checking the CSS properties of a web page. It is cross plat formed& worked smoothly in any kind of OS like windows, Linux, Mac OS X etc. Nicolas Huon designed this tool. It allows you to see a preview of the style sheet of the web page and gives the details of every property like colour, background, font-size, font-family etc.

Adblockplus – We often face problems due to unwanted advertisement into web pages while building web-site, searching or browsing. The best solution to get rid of this problem is Adblock Plus, the Firefox add-on. Using this tool we can block the disturbing ads by blocking the malware domain or main internet path of these ads. Thus it also helps to create a safe and secure internet access environment for the user. This plug-in now-a-days is available in multiple languages.

HTML processor- HTML processor is also known as CSS processor or web processor. It is used for checking of validation inside Mozilla and Firefox. In main page source the HTML code lies with the other scripting language and sometimes it seems to be very difficult to check only the HTML codes, this add-on remove this problem. It detect error and warnings for SGML parser result and HTML tidy result in browser and thus very useful for online validation checking. It also has a clean-up option that is used to clean the erroneous code.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this nice post.Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. One reason for its popularity is more than 2.5 million important Firefox add-ons available to users.

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