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Best New Chrome Extensions For Developers

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With increasing popularity in Google’s Chrome browser, so increases the demand for extensions. This is especially true for Developers, as we are used to such a nice variety of high quality tools in Firefox. And the more tools are available on one browser, the more that browser is used in developing web sites, resulting in higher quality web experience for end users on that platform. Btw., did you know that Google Chrome surpasses Safari in US browser market ( The following are arguably the best new Chrome extensions for developers.

BuiltWith Technology Profiler

BuiltWith ExtensionBuiltWith is a web site profiler tool, that returns all the technologies it can find on a particular page. BuiltWith extension helps developers, researchers and designers find out what technologies web pages are using and in turn help them to decide what technologies to implement.

BuiltWith currently tracks widgets (snap preview), analytics (Google, Nielsen), frameworks (.NET, Java), publishing (WordPress, Blogger), advertising (DoubleClick, AdSense), CDNs (Amazon S3, Limelight), standards (XHTML,RSS), hosting software (Apache, IIS, CentOS, Debian).

Session Manager

Session Manager ExtensionWith Session Manager you can quickly save your current browser state and reload it whenever necessary. You can manage multiple sessions, rename or remove them from the session library.

Each session remembers the state of the browser at its creation time, i.e the opened tabs and windows. Once a session is opened, the browser is restored to its state.


CSS Viewer ExtensionCSS Viewer shows the css parameters of any element in a web page, to enable/disable it simply click the toolbar icon. It’s a simple CSS property viewer for designers and web developers based on the much acclaimed Firefox add on.



Chrome SEO

Chrome SEO ExtensionThe Google Chrome SEO Extension provides an overview to Search Engine Optimization Tools which can help with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Back-link Checks, PageRank analysis and other valuable SEO tasks.



Web Developer

Web Developer ExtensionThe Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. This is the official port of the popular Web Developer extension for Firefox written by the same person, Chris Pederick.

If you’re serious about web programming and design, this one is a must have.


Firebug Lite for Google Chrome

Firebug Lite ExtensionFirebug Lite, as the name implies is the sibling of the famous version we used for so long now in Firefox. It provides the rich visual representation in HTML elements, DOM elements, and Box Model shading. It provides also some cool features like inspecting HTML elements with your mouse, DOM inspection, JavaScript debugging and live editing CSS properties.

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