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15 Great Chrome Extensions for Web Designers and Developers

Article by Awwwards in Resources & Tools -

We have excellent browsers that increasingly incorporate more extensions, plugins and add-ons, often developed by their users, that help make them more powerful and can help us to improve our productivity. From Awwwards, in our eagerness to offer you the best resources and tools on the Web for you, we will do a series of articles on our blog with the best extensions and plugins for major browsers. This time we focus on extensions that are offered in the Chrome Web Store, freely available and easy to install.

Among the tools we highlight those that are most useful for web designers and developers. We hope you will find them very helpful and that they help you get better results.

Best Google Chrome Extensions for Web Designers and Developers:

  • WhatFont


    View in Chrome Store

    The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages

    What is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage? Firebug and Webkit Inspector are easy enough to use for developers. However, for others, this should not be necessary. With this extension, you could inspect web fonts by just hovering on them. It is that simple and elegant.

    It also detects the services used for serving the web fonts. Supports Typekit and Google Font API.

    To embrace the new web font era, WhatFont also detects services used for serving the font. Now supports Typekit and Google Font API.

  • ruul. Screen ruler

    ruul. Screen ruler

    View in Chrome Store

    A fantastically simple on-screen ruler for lining up and measuring type, line height, strokes and just about anything on the web.

    Get pixel perfect with: horizontal and vertical draggable rulers; pixel, picas and type measurements, line height guides and stroke widths. Move ruul with arrow keys, one pixel at a time, and use multiple ruul together. Ruul have 4 different coloured ruul, steel and wooden ruul included.

    "Every web designer or developer should have one"

  • Screen Capture (by Google)

    Screen Capture (by Google)

    View in Chrome Store

    Capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page, or the whole page as a PNG image. Support horizontal and vertical scroll…

    It's easy to use this extension to capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page, or the whole page as a PNG image.

    You can also edit your captured image before saving it as a PNG image. Highlighting, redacting and adding text are supported.

    What set this extension apart are: Super fast when capturing page image, esp. for large pages; Support horizontal scroll for large pages that do not fit in one tab screen horizontally; Intelligently detect floating objects on a page and avoid repeating capture of the same floating objects if whole page capture requires scrolling; Works on Windows, Linux and Mac

  • Image Downloader

    Image Downloader

    View in Chrome Store

    See all images shown or linked on a web page and download them.

    If you need to bulk download images from a web page, with this extension you can: See images that the page contains and links to, Filter or sort them by URL; also supports wildcards and regular expressions, Optionally show only images from links, Select images for download by either using the checkboxes or directly clicking on the image, Dedicated buttons to download or open in new tab individual images, Customize display width, border size, style and color, Hide filters, buttons and notifications you don't need

    When you press the "Download" button, all selected images are saved to the default download directory of Chrome. If you don't have one, you will have to manually choose the save location for each image.

  • Evernote Web Clipper

    Evernote Web Clipper

    View in Chrome Store

    Save all the content you find interesting around the web in your account.

    From interests to research, save anything you see online—including text, links and images—into your Evernote account with a single click. With one click, clip part or all of any webpage, including text, images, and links. Collect everything that inspires you online. Have it forever, even if the original goes away.

  • RescueTime for Google Chrome™

    RescueTime for Google Chrome™

    View in Chrome Store

    RescueTime is a personal-analytics service that helps you understand how you spend your time.

    RescueTime is a personal-analytics service that helps you understand how you spend time on your computer, smartphone and tablet. There is no manual data-entry required. The web-application works hand-in-hand with the installable client available for OS X, Windows, Linux, Android devices, and ChromeOS.

  • Pinterest for Google Chrome

    Pinterest for Google Chrome

    View in Chrome Web Store

    Discover, collect, and share inspiration

    Pinterest is a tool to find your inspiration and share it with others. Use it to collect things you love, organize and plan important projects, and more.

    The official Pinterest extension for Google Chrome adds a button to your browser that lets you pin from any website, quickly and easily

  • Web Developer

    Web Developer

    View in Chrome Web Store

    Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. The official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

    Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. 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. This is the official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

  • Stylebot


    View in Chrome Web Store

    Adapt the web's appearance

    Stylebot allows you to quickly manipulate the appearance of any website (using custom CSS).

    You pick an element and choose any changes you want to make from the editor. You can change the font size, color, margins, visibility and a lot more. The advanced users can also write the CSS manually.

    Using Stylebot, you can personalize the look and feel of your favorite websites. It is also a great tool to learn CSS and for debugging your own site's design.

  • Alexa Traffic Rank

    Alexa Traffic Rank

    View in Chrome Web Store

    The Official Alexa Traffic Rank Extension, providing Alexa Traffic Rank and site Information when clicked.

    Users: 229.128 | Rate: 4,6 /5

    Alexa Traffic Rank is Alexa Internet's free extension for Chrome, and is the only extension that includes you in Alexa's traffic panel. The Alexa extension accompanies you as you surf, providing you with Alexa data about the sites you visit without interrupting your browsing.

    Get quick and easy access to a site's Alexa Traffic Rank and sites linking in. How does this site's traffic compare to other sites on the Web?

  • Eye Dropper

    Eye Dropper

    View in Chrome Web Store

    Eye Dropper is open source extension which allows you to pick colors from web pages

    Users: 220.009 | Rate: 4 /5

    Eye Dropper is open source extension which allows you to pick colors from web pages, color picker and your personal color history.

    Eye Dropper is extension for Google Chrome and Chromium. It allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker. It is great tool for web developers.

  • Resolution Test

    Resolution Test

    View in Chrome Web Store

    An extension for developers to test web pages in different screen resolutions

    Users: 133.036 | Rate: 4,6 /5

    An extension for developers to test web pages in different screen resolutions, with an option to define your own resolutions.

    Resolution Test changes the size of the browser window for developers to preview their websites in different screen resolutions. It includes a list of commonly used resolutions and the ability to customise that list. It also gives users the option to turn on Google Browser Size, more info on that here -

  • Speed Tracer (by Google)

    Speed Tracer (by Google)

    View in Chrome Web Store

    Get insight into the performance of your web applications

    Users: 170.880 | Rate: 4 /5

    Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It 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, XMLHttpRequest callbacks, Painting and more.

  • Firebug Lite for Google Chrome™

    Firebug Lite for Google Chrome™

    View in Chrome Web Store

    Firebug Lite for Google Chrome, supported by the Firebug Working Group.

    Users: 767.137 | Rate: 4 /5

    Firebug Lite is not a substitute for Firebug, or Chrome Developer Tools. It is a tool to be used in conjunction with these tools. Firebug Lite provides the rich visual representation we are used to see in Firebug when it comes to HTML elements, DOM elements, and Box Model shading. It provides also some cool features like inspecting HTML elemements with your mouse, and live editing CSS properties.

    For more detailed information, visit:

  • Corporate Ipsum

    Corporate Ipsum

    View in Chrome Web Store

    Generate random corporate double-speak for use as filler text

    Users: 170.880 | Rate: 4 /5

    A lorem ipsum generator with a corporate bent. Generates filler content by the word or paragraph.

    This is a clone (with permission) of Brian Haslanger's Corporate Ipsum dashboard widget for Google Chrome.

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    Planned additions: Copy output as HTML, Configurable number of sentences per paragraph.opy-output-as-html, and configurable number of sentences per paragraph.