Mozilla Firefox is well-known for its customizability and its myriad of extensions, but Google Chrome is slowly gaining the spotlight when it comes to web development and design. One of the reasons for this is its amazing speed and built-in tools. And with the increase in number of Chrome extensions that continues to grow by the day, it’s fast becoming the primary port of call for many web developers and designers.

If you want to add more functionality, Chrome extensions can definitely fill in the gap. Here, we’re going to share with you 10 of the very best Chrome extensions around to meet your needs and requirements, and make your life a whole lot easier. We hope you’ll find them useful for your future web projects.

Enjoy!

PicMonkey

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a user-friendly free online photo editor that lets you edit web page images and screenshots. On top of these, it allows you to grab every image and a screenshot of the whole page with a click of a button. Once you select the image, you can edit it in any way you want, from applying effects to changing exposure.

Web Developer

Web Developer

As a web developer, you might wonder how you’ve lived your life without this handy Chrome extension. It works by adding a toolbar button to Chrome, along with loads of useful tools for web developers. It’s the official port of the Web Development extension for Firefox.

WhatFont

WhatFont

WhatFont is a handy Chrome extension that allows you to identify fonts being used on a web page. So the next time you stumble upon a nice-looking web font that you want to use in your future web projects, simply hover over it and find out which font it is with the help of WhatFont.

Code Cola

Code Cola

This Chrome extension not only allows you to view the source code of what you’re working on, but also works as a CSS editor, meaning you can edit your web pages’ CSS style on-the-spot and see the changes at once!

iMacros for Chrome

iMacros for Chrome

Web developers always need to test their web pages. But repeating the same actions over and over again can be really tiresome. Lucky for you, iMacros is here to do the job for you! This handy extension lets you record your actions and save them so you only need to do them once. Afterwards, you can test your pages and repeat the same action with just a simple click of a button, helping you save precious time and allowing you to focus on more important matters.

Palette for Chrome

Palette for Chrome

This Chrome extension creates a color palette out of any image on the Web. Simply right-click on the image, select this tool, and you’ll be provided with options to use as many colors as you want in the palette.

DevTools Autosave

DevTools Autosave

DevTools Autosave is a real gem for web developers, as it lets you automatically save any changes that you make to a web page’s CSS and JavaScript via the Chrome DevTools environment to its source file. Setup is a breeze and will help you save a lot of time.

YSlow

YSlow

This Chrome extension doesn’t just check the loading speed of your web page, but also tells you what’s slowing it down, if any. It tests your web pages against 23 of the 34 rules identified by Yahoo’s performance team. It will come in handy for analyzing web pages, and also suggests various ways to improve the performance.

Perfect Pixel

Perfect Pixel

It can be frustrating for designers to create an awesome design, only to end up being incompatible once it’s coded. Developed by WellDoneCode, Perfect Pixel is a great extension for web developers who are looking to create sites that are accurate representations of designs. It’s easy to use and allows you to put a semi-transparent image overlay on the top of your web page, as well as perform a per-pixel comparison between them to ensure its accuracy.

JSONView

JSONView

Chrome, by default, doesn’t do well in formatting JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) files when viewed in a tab. Some people tend to ignore this, but if your web app passes around JSON quite often, you might have to look at JSON data for debugging purposes. With this Chrome extension, formatting JSON files will be a breeze, making it more readable.