May 29, 2009

Being pixel perfect - Part 11 (top developer tools for front-end development)

Which developer tools do you use to develop high quality front-end?

Here are some of my favorites:
  1. Web Developer (Update: June 3, 2009 >>> removed MeasureIt and Resize Window from the list. Web Developer has a ruler (under Miscellaneous tab) and window resize capability too)
  2. Firebug
  3. Yslow
  4. PixelPerfect
  5. CSS viewer
  6. Extended Statusbar
  7. - HTML/CSS validation, accessibility checks


  1. Unfortunately most of them are FireFox Plugins...and browser compatibility is still as big issue today as it was some 10 years ago...

    Still most of them are fantastic tools

    You may consider Page Speed against YSlow.

    GWT and Flex solves browser compatibility issues and they have some very good UI Designer tools...