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Top 3 Firefox Add-ons for Web Designers

By March 19, 2014 No Comments

Firefox is a popular browser among web designers because of all the helpful add-ons you can install. Here are my top 3 favorite add-ons that I use the most.

3. MeasureIt

This one is ultra simple but extremely useful. All it does is give you a ruler to measure (in pixels) the size of anything on a web page. Proper sizing is crucial to web design, so this tool comes in handy a lot.

2. ColorZilla

Another thing you work with a lot as a web designer is color. The best part of this add-on is the eye dropper tool that lets you find out the exact color of anything on the web.

1. Firebug

This is by far the most essential add-on for web designers. You can inspect the HTML and CSS code of any element on a page (and also modify it and preview in real-time). This is really helpful for finding out what styles will affect certain elements, and fixing things when they don’t work properly.
*EDIT: I don’t use this add-on anymore. Instead I use Firefox’s built-in developer tools.

 

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