In the previous article, I reviewed some fun and useful Chrome Extensions. Today, I'm going to review a few Chrome extensions for developers. It's a perfect holiday present for all the nerdy devs out there (including myself).
1. Resolution Test
Resolution Test changes the size of the browser window for developers to preview their websites in different screen resolutions. It includes a list of commonly used resolutions as well as a custom option for you to input your own.
This one is a must have for anyone who wants to develop pages for different screen sizes. I still don't get why the hell people are still on 800x600.
2. Web Developer Tools
This extension is trying to duplicate the functionalities of Web Developer for Firefox. So far, i'm pretty impressed by the functionalities, although I don't really like the UI of the tool.
3. IE Tab
I reviewed this in my last post. This IE Tab is great for running IE only sites, it is also a great tool for developer who wants to see the evil outcome of IE quickly within Chrome itself.
4. Speed Tracer (by Google)
This is purely awesome. It can profile the speed of your web application in real time and helps to identify the slowness. It can identify how busy the UI calls are, and a separated graph for tracing how the resources perform from a network perspective. This is perfect for developer who's developing rich web (Ajax) applications.
5. Chrome SEO
Ever wonder what you can do to improve your site's search engine ranking? It often takes a lot of research and always stay on top of the latest SEO tips (literally tips) to be good at SEO. And quite frankly, SEO is also a day to day task if you want the ultimate most result.
This extension doesn't show you all the areas where you should improve for SEO. However, this nifty tool does show you the outcome of your SEO efforts by showing you the results pulled from major search engines and analytics tools.
This extension is still under heavy development and a new version is said to be released this week.
-- Current Features --
Pages Indexed on:
Backlinks as reported by :
Current Traffic and Rankings as reported by :
- Google PageRank
Social Bookmark counts on :
Cached Versions of the website from :
Domain Details such as :
- IP Address
- Server Location
- Whois details
-- Future Features --
- Integration with Google Search Results. Similar to SeoQuake or the SEOBook Firefox extension.
- Keyword Ranking Checker to quickly and easily check your rankings for multiple sites and keywords across the major search engines.
- On page keyword analysis
- NoFollow checker to highlight links on the current page that are no followed.
- Keyword Research to easily generate and analyze keyword lists and view how much traffic each keyword receives.
- PPC Integration (Adwords, Adsense, Microsoft Adcenter, Yahoo Search Marketing)
- Google Analytics Integration
So far, I have reviewed 5 useful dev extensions. There are still a few I really want to review, but they are either still under development or still buggy. I will save them for the future when they are finished and stabilized.
In the next article, I'm going to write a short tutorial on how to write Chrome extensions. Hopefully it will also mark as the beginning of a new Chrome Extension project from me. Stay tuned.