I’ve been meaning to mention this useful post—10 Firefox Add-ons for Web Designers—for some time now but never seem to get around to it. Anyway, it’s a short, efficient read, well worth your time. The features added by installing some of these plug-ins more than makes up for the bloated Firefox you’ll end up with (Firefox is almost always my biggest memory hog these days). Of the add-ons mentioned, the following are in my must have list:
- Firebug, which does, well, just about everything. This is a must-have.
- Firecookie, for debugging cookies.
- Codeburner, which provides a reference for HTML and CSS elements.
- Web Developer Toolbar, which does some things that Firebug does not and is also a must-have.
- Firefox Accessibility Extension, for testing the accessibility support of your page.
Not mentioned in that post are these add-ons, which I rely upon as well:
- YSlow, for analyzing a Web page’s speed (also see [intlink id=”128″ type=”post”]my posts on this[/intlink], if you want).
Plus, unrelated to Web development, but add-ons I use daily:
- Read It Later, which is a manager for more temporary bookmarks.
- StumbleUpon, which brings up random Web pages, based upon your preferences.
- NoScript, for improved security while browsing the Web.
Let me know if there’s something you especially like!