5 useful Chrome addons for Joomla developer
Google Chrome is the main browser of many Joomla developers. It is easy to understand why: It is fast, user friendly, functional with an immensely large amount of tool for developers. In short, it will save you a lot of time and effort.
Web Developer Extension
- Link: Web Developer
Version check Extension
- Link: Version Check
This little secret yet powerful extension helps indicate the platform empowering websites, which version they are using and whether version is outdated without viewing page source code.
Once installed, a tiny platform icon will be displayed on the right of the address bar anytime you browse a website. This extension works well with not only Joomla, but also Drupal, Magento (Community Edition only), MediaWiki and OpenCart.
Web Developer Checklist Extension
- Link: Web Developer Checklist
This is not a popular Google Chrome extension; however, I find it quite useful for Joomla developers who always want to make sure that their websites have followed the best practices. Thanks to it, you will get a quick overview of common areas in your website – SEO, Mobile, Usability, Accessibility, Environment Integration and Performance.
Mobile Emulation Features in Chrome Developer Tools
Your Joomla website should run smoothly on multiple devices as the mobile audience grows day by day. You can get a mobile preview on an Emulator, resize the browser window or way better - use the powerful Mobile Emulation Tool by Google Chrome.
You will be able to visualize your website on 20+ devices and multiple resolutions – ranging from popular mobiles, tablets to laptops with Retina display included. It allows you to evaluate the website on different screen size and orientation of device, plus any network connection manipulation. Definitely you can inspect CSS media queries and make corrections.
Of course, you should note that if you refresh the page you will lose all of the changes. This technique is only meant as a quick and temporary debugging resolution
I hope that you find this blog post useful. Take your time to enjoy a coffee, try out these tips and make comments if you have anything to share!
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