12 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions For Web Designers

Google Chrome extensions pool is growing and growing fast. Firefox has been the primary tool for web developers for a long time now. Tools like Firebug in Firefox has taken cult status among web developers. But things are slowly changing now and a number of good alternatives for Firefox web developer extensions can be found among Google Chrome extensions too. Top 12 Google Chrome extensions for web developers.

Kuber PageRank Checker

  • This handy SEO tool shows you the Google PageRank of webpages beside the address box.
  • The PageRank value is cached locally, so it doesn't have to hit the server every time you switch tab.
  • Extensive information about web sites traffic - instantly find out how popular a web site is, its rank, and how fast it is growing.
  • This is among my favorites. Chrome Sniffer detects web frameworks and javascript libraries that run on browsing website.
  • Speed Tracer extension visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs.
  • Using Speed Tracer you are able to get a better picture of where time is being spent in your application. This includes problems caused by Javascript parsing and execution, Layout, CSS style recalculation and selector matching, DOM Event handling, Network resource loading, Timer fires etc.
Web Developer

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

  • This is similar to the Firebug extension available with Firefox, but not as feature rich and not yet there. Still a really useful tool for developers.
  • Not a replacement for Web Developer extension as such, but rather as a tool to be used in conjunction. 
Lorem Ipsum Generator

  • Chrome Extension that generates random "Lorem Ipsum" text.
  • It uses a minimalist and well looking design.
  • An award-winning photo editing application that lives online, in your browser.
  • The Picnik Extension for Chrome lets you easily edit the images you come across while browsing the web.
  • With a click you can create a snapshot of your current web page and open it in Picnik for easy editing, annotation and sharing.

  • Allows jQuery command extension in current page context.
  • Extremely good for learning and experimenting.

  • Edit, Save or Share screen grabs and images.
  • Grab visible screen, select part or entire page. Share screen to Pixlr imm.io, edit screen in Pixlr editor or save to desktop.

  • Quickly get the Hex and RGB values of any color. Also adjust Hue, Saturation, and Balance.
  • Color picker is a full featured color editor which is easy to use and loads fast.
Webpage Screenshot

  • Easy solution to save JPG screenshots of any webpage. It can capture whole web page.

  • If you want a more elaborate statistics and the data provided by Kuber PageRank checker is not enough SEO Site Tools is something you want to try out.
  • Fast clean simple UI with lots of SEO information.