Great Chrome Extensions for Web Design

Chrome allows you to supercharge your design process by giving you powerful extensions to work with. Here are a few of my favorites.

Colorzilla — I use Colorzilla’s eyedropper tool frequently to get the color of any pixel on any page. It also includes goodies such as a gradient generator and webpage color analyzer.

WhatFont — Identify web fonts instantly by hovering over them, or click to see the full font-stack, font-size, and alphabet in that font. Simple.

Emmet Re:view — A deliciously smart way to test responsivity across multiple devices side-by-side. You can see how it will appear on all Apple model phones at once, for example.

Form Filler — A critical time saver when building forms, the form filler supplies dummy data to all form fields so you don’t have to do it yourself.

Web Developer Checklist — A simple way to check how compliant your site’s code is with best practices.

CSS Peeper — A very clean and well-organized way to inspect styles, grab page colors, and export images with no fuss.

Stylebot — Allows you to manipulate the appearance of any website with custom CSS. Stylebot stands out because it uses buttons instead of typing, making it simple to experiment with many styles.

Web Developer — This is a comprehensive development toolbox with more features than I can list. In a nutshell, it gives you the ability to disable certain styles, display element information, and validate site code.

There you have it! I hope this helped you to rev-up your design workflow.