Being involved in web development work, I have to have a wide range of browsers installed to make sure what I’m creating is accessible to as many people as possible. Whilst I still have a soft-spot for Opera, it is without a doubt that Firefox is the Swiss Army Knife of all browsers.
The ability for developers to add-on functionality has created such a rich platform for linking useful tools with web browsing that there’s nothing finer in my humble opinion.
Here’s a few addons that I can’t live without:
The latest addition to this list has been Firebug.
I find the ability to browse the HTML and CSS source without needing to open a new window invaluable, but also it will time how long each of the elements take to download which is great for working out what’s slowing down the rendering of your page.
IETab allows you to render pages within Firefox using the Internet Explorer engine. Perfect for viewing those picky websites like Sharepoint or any bad web applications that only render properly in IE.
And the Web Developer toolbar is just a no-brainer for anyone involved in web development.
If anyone else has any suggestions of addons that you can’t live without, let me know.