Most web developers use Chrome for their development. Approximately more than 65% of the world’s population seems to use Chrome, this is one of the reasons why most front end developers use Chrome to test applications.
Therefore, if you are a developer who uses the Chrome browser, there are infinite Chrome extensions to make your day-to-day work easier.
In this article we will discuss the top 10 best chrome extensions, every front end developer must use.
1. CSS Viewer
CSS viewer extension shows all the CSS properties associated with the element that we hover over. With a floating panel, developers can see all the details, such as the font, colors, positioning, etc. It also allows front-end developers to copy the CSS easily.
JSONView chrome extension is very helpful to validate, run, and see the execution of JSON files. Sometimes JSON files are difficult to view through the DOM and this is where JSONView will come in handy.
Colorzilla offers a color picker along with other features such as a gradient generator, a web page code analyzer, and everything you need to work on a web page. The extension is also available for Firefox.
The SEO Inspector extension is very useful to find the metadata of webpages. The metadata is not just the usual HTML meta tags, but also nofollow links, XFN tags, microformats, the entered canonical attributes, etc.
React for Developers extension is very useful for React developers. With this extension, Developers can inspect the hierarchy of React components, accessories, and states. It is also helpful to change accessories and states for debugging.
6. Clear Cache
Clear Cache extension is very useful to clear the browser cache in just a click. Just add the extension in your chrome browser and click on the extension to clear all the cache data and other temporarily stored information within the browser. Using the Clear cache extension, developers will not need to go to the browser settings to delete temporary data.
7. jQuery Audit
jQuery Audit creates a sidebar containing jQuery delegate events, internal data, and more, such as nodes, functions, and live DOM objects. It is very helpful to audit delegate events, data, and everything related to jQuery.
WhatFont extension is very useful to find out the font of a web site. After adding the WhatFont extension in your chrome browser, moving the cursor over a specific text displays the font of the text.
Ember Inspector chrome extension is very useful to debug Ember applications. The extension helps developers to see the routes, models, components, and all other Ember elements in an Ember application.