5 Must Firefox Plugins!

As all designers are aware, Firefox is an essential tool when it comes to browsing the web. There are so many plugins and add-ons available for Firefox that is has become a web designers dream browser.

I have compiled a list of my 5 essential Firefox add-ons that a web designer can’t live without and recommend that any designer should give them a go without a doubt.

1. Web Developer 1.1.8
by Chris Pederick

This is one of my favourite add-ons out of this list and can offer so much to a web designer. Mainly, I use this to view CSS of other websites but it allows you to do so much more.

Firefox Web Develper Add-on

2. SEO for Firefox
by The SEO Book

This is perhaps the best SEO Firefox add-on that I’ve come across. It will give you pretty much anything that you want to know about your site or your competition/target phrases.

SEO For Firefox Add-on

3. ColorZilla
by Alex Sirota

I chose this add-on just for its usefulness when it comes to designing a Photoshop mock-up. Have you seen a colour scheme you like but know the screen shot will make the colours dull? Well just use ColorZilla to select eyedrop the colours you like quickly and easily.

ColorZilla For Firefox Add-on

4. Firebug
by Joe Hewitt, Rob Campbell

Amazing! That’s all that can be said about this add-on. Firebug allows you to edit code in real time in your Firefox Browser. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. This Add-on has had many additional features built for it as well, so I’d recommend looking at those when you have a chance as they are all pretty useful.

Firebug For Firefox Add-on

5. IE NetRenderer
by [email protected]

For those who work on a mac, we all know the difficulties in trying to view a site when rendered in Internet Explorer never mind develop for the thing! There are several solutions out there for us mac developers however most quite complicated until now. The team who built the IE NetRenderer have now released the Add-on for Firefox. Download it now, this is essential!

IE NetRenderer Firefox Add-on

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One Response to “5 Must Firefox Plugins!”

  1. James Says:
    September 4th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Great List,

    I would recommend giving this a try: FireFTP. I find it really useful!

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