What are your favourite web development add-ons for Firefox?

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As mentioned elsewhere, I'm working on an article for beginners about web development software. I am including a small bit about Firebug and other browser add-ons. I have quite a few others that I like to use as well, such as:

  • FirePicker (colour picker)
  • GridFox
  • MeasureIt
  • Screen Grab
  • Web Developer Toolbar

What are your favourites? Maybe I'll just link to this forum topic instead!

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Firebug is a must, it is very good for many things, I mostly use it for examining a page and checking an element to see what styles are applied and/or changing the styles to tweak it then put back in CSS. (since I'm still new to more advanced CSS, I can attest to how nice this is)

As an addition to firebug, Page Speed plug in for it for analyzing speeds.

WDT (Web developer toolbar) is also a must.

I run ColorPicker instead of FirePicker

Although I have MeasureIt installed, since I realized WDT has same feature (under Misc->Display Ruler), I use it instead

Also a note for WDT, under the tools section, it is worth the time to add several in, I have entries to things such as DomainTools.com, Wacky Wayback, SEO Browser, and a few others), makes it nice to just click those in there.

Ok, I'm gonna cheat on this one, to push another program worth getting... FiddlerHook This is used to automatically route traffic through Fiddler when you have it running, which is great for monitoring activity on a page, seeing load times, AJAX calls, so much!) (yes, this is limited to windows, but nice if you are on windows)

Another nice one for if you are on Windows.. IE Tab, gives you an icon in the bottom right corner to open up an instance of your default IE install in the firefox window to see how it looks/behaves in IE (nice for quick checks, or like at work, one of our oldest CMS's can only be used in IE)

Lastly, Spell Checker (this one is hard to search for, so here is the link: http://sites.google.com/site/gaurangnshah/spellchecker ) Nice for spot checking spelling on a page. While it is basic and you can't add to the dictionary, it is nice to have it highlight what it finds. While I run InSpyder on the entire site before launching, it cannot catch spelling issues on things that require user interaction, (ie, the "Thank you" text from a form).

That is about my list.

-Greg

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Thanks a lot, Greg! I'll have to check out that spell checking add-on when I get a chance!

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We all know that Firefox browser is always first choice of developer due to there ads on feature.
I mostly use

screen grab
seo toolbar
search status

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Firebug

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definitely its "firebug" and "web Developer" tool , both are awesome tool ..
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fire bug is great, it can tell many thing to us!

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with all the good FF ad-ons im using, firebug is the most helpful one in terms of web debugging..make tracking of errors and fixing easier..other ad-ons im using is for SEO purposes

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I think that firebug here will beat the others Smiling

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Screen grab is my most favourite web development add-ons for Firefox becasue I am in the designing field so many times, I must have to take the images from the site so this add ons help me a lot to do this very easily and that's is why I can able to spend my time on other places.

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My Fav add on is fire bug its very helpful to me i love this addon for fire fox ..... Smiling

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Google Tool bar and Fire bug is my favorite Add on in fire For and also i use Robo form its very help me.... Smiling

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Firebug

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Firebug is the best addon !

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My vote goes to firebug and web developer toolbars

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I find firebug and web Developer tool the best one..i havn't came across the spell check tool..thanks for sharing Greg.

Corwin
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I've been using firebug.. Thanks for the additional information guys...

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Firebug and web developer tool are best and must for a web developer.

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i have ColorPicker, Firebug, rank checker, seo quake and few more add-ons on my FF

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Currently i'm using for development purpose.
Firebug
Cookie Editor
SEO toolbars

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fire bug is great, it can tell many thing to us!

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"firebug" and "web Developer both are good add on.

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My favorite add-ons are firebug and toolbars, it really helps me a lot.

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fire bug is great, it can tell many thing to us!

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Firebug, Web Developer 1.1.9, FireFTP.
-clonepal

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firebug, web developer and Cooliris

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Hello, There are I'm using various add on tools and out of all, My favorite add on: fire bog for web designing and for seo: fire form, inform enter, seo tool bars, copy all url etc....

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My favourite Firefox add-on at the moment is the SEOMOZ bar. You do need an account to have access to all the features but there is a free version available. This toolbar supplies so many metrics for root domains/ sub domains and landing pages. It also has a handy tool called a SERP overlay which displays all the information on the SERP pages so you dont even have to click onto the site to know which sites hold authority etc. I find the information much more reliable than the outdated 'PageRank'. Anyone else use this?

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In addition to FirePicker and ColorPicker, there is also Colorzilla, which works well for me.

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Mine is SEO Quake and NoDofollow plugin for firefox.

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Alexa Sparky and SearchStatus are 2 great firefox add-ons.

Helps your site while also helping other sites you visit. Because some people still care about their sites Alexa ranking. Even though the value of Alexa ranking is debatable.

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I refer firebug.

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I use, Firebug and WDT alongside Fontfinder.
Though, I use other tools as well but they are not Firefox plugins like mentioned in my signature.

- Stella.

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I agree with everyone here, firebug will lead this list compared to other web development add-ons. Web developer and browser window resizer, FirePHP and Greasemonkey are few others which I use regularly.

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I am to just vote for Window Resizer. It is extremely useful and I have simply missed it to mention.
It allows you resizing your window according to resolution sizes and that is great for every web development and designer.

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FieBug for a fast easy check of your website's relevance

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I always switch to firebug,web developer,seo tool bar,screen grab...
That's all make me a satisfied user..

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I think the Google Toolbar is the best ...

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i like dead link checker and page rank checker

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I use only two for my needs:
1. Seoquake - you get a lot of seo info about a site ( pr, backlinks seen by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Alexa )
2. Fireshot - you can save picture from pages you are browsing.

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Firebug, Seoquake

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Hi, Firefox the best browser ever because it supports really good add-ons for Firefox like Quick proxy, SEO quake and many.

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My favorite web development add-on is Firebug. I recently tried out Opera Dragonfly and I was really impressed. Also, it can be extremely useful for designers with a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

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For firefox my favorite add-ons are a huge list. but i write it some of them.
SEO tool bar
Search Status
search box companion
Add this
SEO compete
GridFox
Web Developer Toolbar and many more. but i can't list here.

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So many awesome tools I haven't tried yet. Hey everyone I have yet to try but has anyone here used View Source in Dreamweaver? You are supposed to be able to right click on a website site and there should be an option that allows you to view the page source in Dreamweaver. I've yet to try it.

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Fire bug is a very popular and useful tools. It is useful to check page design, tou can edit html , css and javascrip with this tool.

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FireBug is a must have add-on for website developers. It's very useful for previewing your coding, also with it you can change the existing code of a website & can easily see a preview of your coding.

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I like SEO quake. It's really helping in seeing website stats & data.

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I like firebug..??

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I like SEO Quake, RDS, Webmaster tool and ofcourse Firebug, realy helps to find bugs.

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John Sammers wrote:
I like SEO Quake, RDS, Webmaster tool and ofcourse Firebug, realy helps to find bugs.

I also like seo quake. In terms of SEO this tool bar will get you all that you need.
I also use Fireshot to capture the screen - in case I need something like this.

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My favorites are Firebug,Web Developer and ColorZilla.

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firebug, SEO quake and rank checker for me

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The only favourites of mine are Firebug and FirePicker.

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the useful add-ons that i really like are firebug, seoquake, seopen and search status...it saves me more time and help me do my task easier...still im searching and exploring other ff add-ons that i could use in my campaign...

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My Favorite Firefox ad done is below :

- CopyAllUrls 0.9.4
- InFromEnter 0.6.3
- RoboFrom Toolbar 7.85.7
- Search Status 1.45
- Autofill 3.5

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'Web developer' and 'Firebug' both of my favourite web development add-ons for Mozilla Firefox.

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Megan wrote:
As mentioned elsewhere, I'm working on an article for beginners about web development software. I am including a small bit about Firebug and other browser add-ons. I have quite a few others that I like to use as well, such as:

  • FirePicker (colour picker)
  • GridFox
  • MeasureIt
  • Screen Grab
  • Web Developer Toolbar

What are your favourites? Maybe I'll just link to this forum topic instead!

Hi Friend,

1) Web Developer Toolbar
2)FirePicker (colour picker)

this is my most favourite tools in Firefox.

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+for Firebug from me too.

I also use the 3d view in the firefox developer tools

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I used Seomoz, this toolbar supplies so many metrics for root domains or sub domains and landing pages. It also has a handy tool called a Serp overlay which displays all the information on the Serp pages so you dont even have to click onto the site to know which sites hold authority

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I only use firefox for "searchstatus" addons because of identifying nofollow link.

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good for blog
Buy HGH

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I use firebug, searchstatus, Seoglobal mainly in firefox.

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I like Fire bug must, easy to use and user friendly add-on for web designer and developers. I must like the online editing view features to it. Also there are some other relevant add-ons I like: web eveloper, fire picker etc.

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Just now I have installed firepicker, but I am not sure how it will work as will check the functions after writing this post, I have some addons, like firebug, screenshot, fireftp and the latest I told you. Thanks.

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Search status is my best choi for FF add on!!! I must have to take the images from the site so this add ons help me a lot to do this very easily and that's is why I can able to spend my time on other places.

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Hi, i like to informEnter add-ons to be help for fill the filed of the form..

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Mine is Screen Grab ..

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My vote goes to firebug and web developer toolbars. I am in the designing field so many times, I must have to take the images from the site so this add ons help me a lot to do this very easily and that's is why I can able to spend my time on other places.

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