Web Designers and Developers always find difficulties in putting all design, plugins and page components together. With Firefox we have the ability to extend its functionality using extensions. There’s thousands of firefox extensions for every kind of uses like video, chating .. and so on. In this post I will talk about some extensions I think worth trying. I will focus on Web Design and Security Testing.
We start with the most useful one : Firebug.
Changes made in Firebug are not permanent. They just apply to the individual instance of the page you are changing. If you refresh the page, all alterations will be lost. If you navigate out from the page, all modifications will be lost.
View Source Chart
View Source Chart allows you to graphically view HTML Tag edges, delimit Tag Nesting Order, Structure and Hierarchy. And finaly, adds a Simple but Powerful interface to Source Code.
The difference between source charting and identation only formating is that it allows user to :
* Rapidly scan and recognize a document’s tags without reading a single tag
* see how deeply nested an element is just by looking to its left (no scrolling/finding/reading tags)
* identify an element’s containing tags without being forced to scroll, find and read each tag
install it from here
TamperData is an extension to track and modify http/https requests and is used for security testing more than for design matters.
you can get it here
Edit Cookies is the only Firefox extension that allows one to change any aspect of a cookie from within the browser itself.
get it here!
User Agent Switcher
The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu and a toolbar button to change the user agent of the web browser. It’s designed for Firefox, Flock and Seamonkey, and will run on any operating system that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The extension is available here
SwitchProxy allows you manage and alternate between multiple proxy configurations rapidly and easily. You can also use it as an anonymizer to protect your computer from prying eyes.
have it here
I can not list all extensions, but I believe these are the most important in my point of view.
Thank you for your time and happy reading.