Firefox extension wishlistmijlee (501 pencils) | Fri, 2005-09-30 12:34
This is just a bit of speculative fantasy on my part but if you could have an extension for the brilliant Firefox browser what would it be?
There are already a bunch of Extensions that I cannot do without when developing for the web or simply browsing around;
- Web Developer - the web designers toolbox
- ViewSourceWith - view page source in your text editor of choice (works on images into PhotoShop too)
- Googlebar - all the google you need right in your toolbar
- ColorZilla - find out what that lovely shade of brown is ;)
- Checky - check standards and accessability conformance
- InfoLister - Keeps all of the above up to date
I was looking through my collection of 20 odd extension and I got to thinking, what am I missing? What extensions would I use if someone was kind enough to build it for us creative types? So I came up with 4 (see image) that I think would be a good addition to the designers toolbox :)
1. Picture Store
How about a way of storing and browsing images that you like right from within Firefox? You would be able to keep them in catogarised folders a bit like you can normal bookmarks only you get a thumbnail of the image as a reference and details of size, format, file name. Much better than downloading to you harddrive for later use, chances are that it will be a while before you ever get round to using it and will probably have forgotton where you put it by then.
2. Slice and dice
A bit like the bastard child pressing Apple/Shift/4 and slicing and dicing in Imageready/Fireworks. This would allow you to download a site for rebuilding in one go by slicing the page up then saving the bits into seperate files.
3. Colour combo
See a group of colours that work nicely together? why not use a tool a bit like ColorZilla to keep them as a group. You could then build up some color combos like a crazy color anthropologist.
4. DotMac bookmarks
I love the fact that all my computers have their Safari bookmarks syncronised through my dotmac account. I wish I could use the same bookmarks in Firefox too but have yet to find a way to keep them up to date without lots of faffing about.
So there ya go some ideas to get you started. What would you want given the choice?
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