Best Chrome Extensions for Designers and Developers

Chrome is the most popular browser with a main market share leaving Firefox and Internet Explorer behind as shown in the latest browser statistics by W3Schools.

There are many reasons designers and developers love using Google Chrome as it is fast, reliable and offers tons of free extensions. Below we have selected some of the best free chrome extensions for designers and developers many of these plugins are also available for Mozilla Firefox.

Window Resizer

This extension re-sizes the browser’s window in order to emulate various resolutions. It is particularly useful for web designers and developers by helping them test their layouts on different browser resolutions.

ColorZilla

With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program.

WhatFont

The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages. With this extension, you could inspect web fonts by just hovering on them.

Font swap

Instantly swap the fonts on any web page to a Google Font.

Light shot

Simple and convenient screenshot tool. Select an area, edit your screenshot and upload it to the server.

UX Check

UX Check is a Chrome Extension that helps you identify usability issues through a heuristic evaluation.

OneTab


Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

Web Developer

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. This is the official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

CSSViewer

To enable CSSViewer, simply click the toolbar icon and then hover any element on you want to inspect in current page.

Site Spider

If you need to find broken links on your site and want to restrict spidering to a specific directory you need Site Spider.

Clear Cache

Quickly clear your cache with this extension without any confirmation dialogs, pop-ups or other annoyances.

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