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Chrome Extensions For Every Developer to use

Back in the days when I began learning to code I happened to have noticed a lot of staff from the tutorials I used to follow:

  • most sites were in dark mode,
  • they easily got website's colors
  • page colors Am pretty sure you have encountered similar events and perhaps wondered how do they easily get this corresponding recourses they need?

Out of this curiosity I had to do some digging to find out what extensions they are using, and along the process I found pretty cool and amazing extensions and I will share them with you.


First and foremost am sure almost every developer lives in the 'Dark mode' misconception. Of which is an amazing view to work with, So what are some themes to enable this:

  1. Dark Mode for Chrome Alt Text With over 500k users this extension is able to turn on dark mode to all webpages. All you need to do is press the extension icon to enable/disable dark mode. Other extensions with this capability:
  2. ColorZilla
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    This is a very useful tool more so for web developers and designers. Looking for a specific color code is not easy but with this tool it allows you to select a color on a page, and it gives you the color codes immediately.

    Its features include:

    * Eyedropper - get the color of any pixel on the page
    * Advanced Color Picker (similar to Photoshop's)
    * Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator
    * Webpage Color Analyzer - get color palette of any site
    * Palette Viewer with 7 pre-installed palettes
    * Color History of recently picked colors    
  3. React Developer Tools

    What this tool does once its installed, whenever you visit a site that is build using the React technology it will show you by the extension icon 'glowing'. It also allows you to inspect react components on the site using Chrome developer tools.

  4. WhatRuns

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    This extension is almost similar to with the React one, the only difference is that this does not only look for react but the entire technology that has been used to build a site.
    It gives you site details including: fonts used, framework, programming language used, if the site is running an SEO and Analytics plugin etc.

  5. SelectorsHub
    What this extension does, although it's not largely none it's useful when you need to find Xpath and cssSelectors of a site mostly needed when doing web scrapping

  6. Responsive Web Design Tester

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    Responsive Web Design Tester is a quick and easy way to test your responsive website.
    Test your mobile site on different devices.
    This extension reflects both the size and the browser of the mobile device.
    Quickly preview your websites design at the dimensions they will be seen on popular devices.

  7. JSON Viewer

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    It is a Chrome extension for printing JSON and JSONP.

    What this extension does is that it allows you to extract CSS styles and build beautiful style guides.

  9. GoFullPage

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    Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!


Above are some extension I often use, and I will agree they are really amazing.

Which are you going to try out, or which are you already using ?

Share other extensions down below, and let's find out how cool they are.
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Must have Themes and Extensions for every Developers - Visual studio code setup
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Top comments (3)

relisalazar profile image

I really recommend to checkout WAVE Evaluation Tool too, is a web accessibility evaluation tool. It provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page.

mcrawlings profile image

Awesome extensions! Thanks for sharing.

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lary mak

Glad you found them helpful