It’d be hard to name my favourite Firefox addon, but Chris Pederick’s Web Developer Toolbar would certainly be a contender. Thus, it is this week’s Saturday Night Freeware.
This addon installs a toolbar with a host of Web developer tools and is available for Chrome as well as Firefox on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you’re in the business of making websites — or just like to study how they are constructed — the Web Developer Toolbar will puts all kinds of tools at your fingertips, accessible through well-organized drop-down lists.
By default a context menu item is added when the extension is installed, but it can be turned off from the options. You can also add keyboard shortcuts, colours and fonts, add or edit validation links, and much more. The Web Developer Toolbar works fine with Firefox 5. If you need help or are stuck, there is a help page accessible from the Options menu.
I’ve been using the Web Developer extension for many years now; in fact, I find it pretty much indispensable. Highly, highly recommended if you’re in the website-building/maintaining line of work or would like to learn about it. A bit thank you to Chris Pederick for sharing this amazing extension.