These days Mozilla Firefox is emerging as one of the most popular consumer browsers but it is also become a developer’s best friend. Firefox add-ons and plugins make Firefox a powerful development tool instead of just a consumer web browser. For web designers/developers efficiency is paramount and any time saved by using these add-ons is gold. One of the best things about many of the Firefox add-ons is their ease of use.
Below we’ve rounded up 25 time-saving Mozilla add-ons for web designers and developers.
2652 language combinations offered by ImTranslator gather a large multilingual audience around the world.
2. Fire PHP
FirePHP enables you to log to your Firebug Console using a simple PHP method call.
3. Fire FTP
FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers.
4. HTML Validator
HTML Validator is a Mozilla extension that adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing.
5. Fire Bug
6. Fire Shot
FireShot is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages.
7. Color Zilla
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.
8. Font Finder
FontFinder is created for designers, developers and typographers. It allows a user to analyze the font information of any element on a page, copy any piece(s) of that information to the clipboard, and perform inline replacements to test new layouts.
9. Total Validator
Perform multiple validations and take screen shots in one go.
10. Measure It
Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels.
Get the feel of Dreamweaver in a Firefox extension. Edit your documents right next to your web pages as you surf.
12. Screen Grab
It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame… basically it saves webpages as images – either to a file, or to the clipboard. It captures Flash too!
13. Palette Grabber
Creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, Flash, Fireworks, Paint.NET, or OS X based on the current page.
14. Image Zoom
Adds zoom and rotation functionality for images.
YSlow analyzes web pages and why they’re slow based on Yahoo!‘s rules for high performance web sites.
16. Grid Fox
GridFox is a Firefox extension that overlays a grid on any website. If you can open it in Firefox, you can put a grid on top of it. It’s easy to customize, allowing you to create the exact grid you designed your layout around.
17. X Ray
See the tags on a page without viewing the source code.
18. Foxy Proxy
FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox‘s limited proxying capabilities. It offers more features than SwitchProxy, ProxyButton, QuickProxy, xyzproxy, ProxyTex, TorButton, etc.
19. Professor X
The Professor X Extension let’s you see inside a page’s head without viewing the sourcecode.
Add a menu options and a toolbar icon to make importing images into Picnik easier.
21. TinEye Reverse Image Search
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. The plugin adds a right-click menu item that allows you to search for an image to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.
Automate Firefox. Record and replay repetitious work. If you love the Firefox web browser, but are tired of repetitive tasks like visiting the same sites every days, filling out forms, and remembering passwords, then iMacros for Firefox is the solution you’ve been dreaming of!
23. Auto Copy
Select text and it’s automatically copied to the clipboard. Like Linux or mIRC.
Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager. Stylish lets you easily install themes and skins for Google, Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, and many, many other sites. You can even customize Firefox and other programs themselves.
25. Web Developer
The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser.
These add-ons will help web professionals in their web design and development projects whether front-end or back-end related.