14 replies [Last post]
thepineapplehead
thepineapplehead's picture
Offline
Guru
Last seen: 1 year 13 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2004-06-30
Posts: 9668
Points: 801

Post away Laughing out loud (Sorry, I've confused yiou know, haven't I Laughing out loud )

Verschwindende wrote:
  • CSS doesn't make pies

wolfcry911
wolfcry911's picture
Offline
Guru
MA, USA
Last seen: 5 years 37 weeks ago
MA, USA
Timezone: GMT-5
Joined: 2004-09-01
Posts: 3224
Points: 237

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

I don't know how a web-developer can do without the Web Developer extension. I know TPH, you claim it's a memory hog (and it may be - I haven't tested and don't have the need as I have 2GB memory Laughing out loud ), but I find it far more useful than adblock (which I'm not even running anymore).

Some other favs of mine are MeasureIt, Firefox Forecast, and Dictionary Search.

IEView and GreaseMonkey look interesting. I haven't seen them in use, but I'll give them a whirl.

Chris..S
Chris..S's picture
Offline
Moderator
Last seen: 7 years 8 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2005-02-22
Posts: 6078
Points: 173

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

I would also add

HTML Validator
Paste & Go
EditCSS
Smiley Xtra

Hugo
Hugo's picture
Offline
Moderator
London
Last seen: 4 years 44 weeks ago
London
Joined: 2004-06-06
Posts: 15668
Points: 2806

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

I think Chris meant HTML-Tidy plugin which is an essential plugin and should come right after web dev toolbar

Others include:

    Fire FTP

    Wayback: checks page against the wayback machines archive.

    Tweak Network 1.0

    Link preview: shows a small preview of any link hovered on.

    Mr Techs Local Install.: Install button for local saved extension files

    Bookmarks Synchronizer.

    Preferential 0.7 : advanced preferences for Mozilla based products.

[/]

Before you make your first post it is vital that you READ THE POSTING GUIDELINES!
----------------------------------------------------------------
Please post ALL your code - both CSS & HTML - in [code] tags
Please validate and ensure you have included a full Doctype before posting.
Why validate? Read Me

Chris..S
Chris..S's picture
Offline
Moderator
Last seen: 7 years 8 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2005-02-22
Posts: 6078
Points: 173

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

Yes, the HTML Validator based on Tidy.

Edit CSS allows editing of CSS in the sidebar.

Paste and Go adds this option to the right button context menu. If you have copied a link, its just paste & go!

nix
nix's picture
Offline
Enthusiast
(n): a position or site occupied or available for occupancy or marked by some distinguishing feature
Last seen: 10 years 24 weeks ago
(n): a position or site occupied or available for occupancy or marked by some distinguishing feature
Timezone: GMT-4
Joined: 2003-08-12
Posts: 159
Points: 0

Re: Must-Have Firefox Extensions

thepineapplehead wrote:
Yes, I will format it nicely later, and add all the relevant stuff, but here is what I believe to be the ultmate list of Firefox extensions, what they do, and where to get them from.

Web Developer Extension (0.9.3)

The Web Developer Extension is probably the most popular extension for webbies who test and code in/for Firefox.

It adds a toolbar to the browser window, containing (more or less) EVERY feature you would ever need to debug and test a webpage. Featuring:

Disable styles, popup blocking, java, images, cache, cookies
Outline block elements, deprecated elements, tables, links without Title attributes
Resize the window to test different screen resolutions.
Tools to validate the HTML and CSS, links, and accessibilty (WAI and 508).
CSS - add user stylesheets, view CSS, edit the CSS on-the-fly, and use the border box model.
Forms - clear radio buttons, show passwords, view information
Images - view image info, display paths, outline problem images
Information - display info such as access keys, anchors, tab index, etc.

Wow of all wows. No I don't have to do stuff manually, it's just a drop down away! Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud

I refuse to be like the faceless masses of sheep and have a signatu......awwwwwwwww CRAP!!

Backups? Ha! I've never had troub**&{[}$$ERROR NO CARRIER

firstreflex
firstreflex's picture
Offline
Enthusiast
Brooklyn USA
Last seen: 12 years 37 weeks ago
Brooklyn USA
Timezone: GMT-5
Joined: 2003-10-21
Posts: 104
Points: 0

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

View Formatted Source

Has anyone tried this?
The comments make it sound kinda buggy.

briski
briski's picture
Offline
Elder
London
Last seen: 7 years 22 weeks ago
London
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2004-02-16
Posts: 1066
Points: 0

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

It's ok, takes too long to fire up the source to use it that often in my experience.

I also sometimes like

View Rendered source

thepineapplehead
thepineapplehead's picture
Offline
Guru
Last seen: 1 year 13 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2004-06-30
Posts: 9668
Points: 801

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

<Bump>

I've added lots more things, and pictures!

If anyone wants to give a brief description of the ones I haven't done (at the bottom), that's be great, I can move them into the post.

Verschwindende wrote:
  • CSS doesn't make pies

gary.turner
gary.turner's picture
Offline
Moderator
Dallas
Last seen: 12 hours 46 min ago
Dallas
Timezone: GMT-6
Joined: 2004-06-25
Posts: 9743
Points: 3822

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

I'm not sure how anyone can get by without Cards.

Aardark has proven to be valuable.

When things get really tough, the Mouseover DOM Inspector comes to the rescue. It's not a Firefox extension, but a bookmarklet that even works in IE6.

cheers,

gary

If your web page is as clever as you can make it, it's probably too clever for you to debug or maintain.

Chris..S
Chris..S's picture
Offline
Moderator
Last seen: 7 years 8 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2005-02-22
Posts: 6078
Points: 173

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

delete away, fine by me.

DCElliott
DCElliott's picture
Offline
Leader
Halifax, Canada
Last seen: 2 years 27 weeks ago
Halifax, Canada
Timezone: GMT-3
Joined: 2004-03-22
Posts: 828
Points: 0

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

How about the EditHTML bookmarklet which allows you to edit and reload the HTML of a viewed page.

DE

David Elliott

Before you ask
LearnXHTML|CSS
ValidateHTML|CSS

thepineapplehead
thepineapplehead's picture
Offline
Guru
Last seen: 1 year 13 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2004-06-30
Posts: 9668
Points: 801

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

Duly noted, thankyou dcelliot.

Verschwindende wrote:
  • CSS doesn't make pies

DCElliott
DCElliott's picture
Offline
Leader
Halifax, Canada
Last seen: 2 years 27 weeks ago
Halifax, Canada
Timezone: GMT-3
Joined: 2004-03-22
Posts: 828
Points: 0

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

And another - http://people.opera.com/rijk/panels/panelizer.html for access to various reference materials like CSS, HTML, JS lookups.

DE

David Elliott

Before you ask
LearnXHTML|CSS
ValidateHTML|CSS

Tyssen
Tyssen's picture
Offline
Moderator
Brisbane
Last seen: 5 years 4 weeks ago
Brisbane
Timezone: GMT+10
Joined: 2004-05-01
Posts: 8201
Points: 1386

Firefox Extensions Suggestions

Other than the ones already mentioned:

SessionSaver (it's added a nice fade into view feature for the latest version)
Google Pagerank Status
miniT - lets you drag your tabs around

How to get help
Post a link. If you can't post a link, jsFiddle it.
My blog | My older articles | CSS Reference