12 Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

Posted by Stuart Shields | Posted on April 19, 2011 | In Browsers, Chrome

Want to make the switch to Google Chrome but aren’t sure of what extensions are available to web developers? Here are 10 extensions that might help you change your mind.

1. Firebug Lite for Google Chrome

Firebug Lite for Google Chrome

Firebug Lite for Chrome is not a Firebug substitute, it is to be used in conjunction with other tools. It features live editing, debugging and monitoring of HTML, CSS and Javascript. This is a must for anyone who wants to use Google Chrome for debugging their sites.

2. Web Developer Tools

Web Developer

Web Developer Tools for Chrome adds various web developer tools to Chrome.

3. Speed Tracer (By Google)

Speed Tracer (by Google)

Speed Tracer by Google allows you to identify and fix any performance problems you may have with your web site and may even help improve your SEO with search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo!

4. MeasureIt!


MeasureIt! adds a measuring tool to Google Chrome which allows designers get the size of an element on any given web page.

5. Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper allows you to get the color from any web page or you can use the Advanced Color picker to get any color you choose.

6. Chrome SEO

Chrome SEO

Chrome SEO allows you to run all different types of SEO tests on your website, from back linking to who has bookmarked your website on different social bookmarking websites.

7. Pendule


Pendule adds various web developer tools to Google Chrome. If your not a fan of Web Developer Tools then this is an excellent alternative.

8. Validity


Validity allows you to validate your website with a click of a button.

9. Lorem Ipsum Generator

Lorem Ipsum Generator

With one click of a button you can generate Lorem Ipsum (content filler) for your website.

10. Snippy


Snippy allows you to take snippets of a web page and use them for future referencing.

11. Webpage Screenshot

Webpage Screenshot

Webpage Screenshot takes an entire Screenshot of your website and gives you the ability to save, share, print and edit.

12. Domain Availability Checker

Domain Availability Checker

Domain Availability Checker allows you to lookup or whois any domain without taking you away from the current page.


What’s your favorite Chrome Extension for Web developing? We might add it to our list.

Stuart Shields

Is the founder of Webdesign Ne.ws. He specialises in HTML, CSS, PHP & MYSQL and jQuery

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