I primarily use Firefox with extensions like Firebug, Web Developer, etc., for my web development efforts.
Lately, Google Chrome is looking more and more attractive for a variety of things including web development. I just recently came across the Extensions for Web Development for Google Chrome page.
Google Chrome has a built-in Firebug like tool you can use to Inspect Element in any web page. Also, there are a good number of extensions that can make Google Chrome your only web development browser you’ll ever need.
- Web Developer – Same as the Firefox extension but much snazzier
- Chrome Editor – Edit HTML right from within the browser
- MeasureIT – A ruler tool just like the Firefox add-on
- Speed Racer – Nice website performance analysis tool
- CSS Reloader – Reload CSS without reloading the page
- Aviary Screen Capture – Quick screen capture tool
- Resolution Test – Test your pages at different resolutions with an option to define your own resolution
- Validity – Just press Ctrl+Alt+V to validate the current page
You can check out more web developer extensions for Google Chrome in this page.
I terribly miss the full Firebug even though there is Firebug Lite for Google Chrome. Give web development on Chrome a shot and let me know if Google Chrome is on par with Firefox now with all these good extensions.
Oh, and you can find my favorite Firefox add-ons in the Top Firefox extensions page.