15+ Best Chrome Extensions for Responsive Web Design
Job of a responsive web design tester as well as developer can be much easier with these chrome addon.
Google Chrome is no longer a thing for the geeks but this minimalistic web browser has now become quite a popular choice, all over the world. This is not surprising in the wake of the remarkable job that Google has done in coming up with some excellent features that can blend in with your Google account.
Till now, the habitual IE or Firefox users were hesitant to give up their favorite web browsers as they found the integrated plug-ins or add-ons extremely useful. However, the Chrome extensions introduced by Google are the answer to this. These extensions have successfully replaced or replicated the functionality of plug-ins found in a typical browser.
For the first time ever in May 2012, Google Chrome edged out Internet Explorer as the most popular web browser. To achieve this position, Google has strategically added a range of plugin to Chrome and improved its features extensively to add synchronization with a range of web applications. These plugins are effective in creating, building, analyzing, maintaining and improving of websites. The given extensions on Google Chrome provide a plethora of features required for promoting cross-platform compatibility, robustness and scalability of a responsive website.
Below given are a set of responsive chrome extensions that you might find useful during responsive web design:
This makes extension makes responsive testing in chrome must easier.
Responsive Image Helper Extensions
Testing Responsive Resizing
The tool tests the website in a given browser size. The aim is to test responsive design media queries and screen configurations which support tablet view (portrait orientation at 768 x 1024) and mobile-based view (portrait orientation at 320 x 480 and landscape orientation at 480 x 320). On clicking, a new window pops up for the current tab for a given window dimension. One can customize height and width as per requirements as well.
Testing Mobile Websites
HTML And CSS Extensions
Performance Tuning Extensions
Fonts Related Extensions
The strategy to empower web developers and site owners by providing free and valuable toolkits such as the ones described above, has helped Google dominate the web browser market. These extensions basically provide a platform to test interoperability of website design and augment user-friendliness. These tools not only increase productivity in a website, but eventually boost website traffic.
Google Chrome, with its new set of extremely innovative and useful extensions, is like a dream come true for those web developers who deal with responsive design and wish to enhance their productivity. With the help of the above given extensions, you will easily be able to design and produce a highly responsive website.
- Updated on September 7th 2016 : Fixed broken links