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30 Chrome extensions for web designers and devs

21. ColorZilla

Chrome extensions: ColorZilla

With ColorZilla you can get a colour reading from any point in your browser

The ColorZilla (opens in new tab) Chrome extension is an advanced eyedropper, colour picker, gradient generator and useful colour tool that will help you in your design – right there in your browser window.

22. Streak CRM for Gmail

Chrome extensions: Streak

Turn an email conversation into a trackable, assignable ticket

Streak (opens in new tab) is the ultimate tool for managing CRM and support emails within Gmail. It allows you to turn a single email or an entire conversation into a trackable, assignable, organised ticket that you can manage yourself or share with others.

23. Search Stack Overflow

Chrome extensions: Search Stack Overflow

Get your questions answered quickly with this must-have extension

If you're a web developer then you've probably heard about Stack Overflow, the go-to place for any development related issues. If not, then you definitely need to check it out. The community is thriving and it covers a wide range of topics from C# and Java to PHP and jQuery. Search Stack Overflow (opens in new tab) adds a search box directly into your browser, allowing you to search the vast resources of Stack Overflow.

24. Perfect Pixel

Chrome extensions: Perfect Pixel

This extension helps you ensure your site matches the design pixel for pixel

Designers hate it when their stunning design doesn't match up perfectly when it's coded. Perfect Pixel (opens in new tab) really is the perfect extension for web developers who are striving to develop sites that are accurate representations of designs. This easy-to-use extension enables you to put a semi-transparent image overlay over the top of your webpage and perform a per pixel comparison between them to ensure it is 100% accurate.

25. Code Cola

Chrome extensions: Code Cola

Edit your webpages' CSS on the spot

Not only does Code Cola (opens in new tab) allow you to view the source code of what you've been working on, it also functions as a CSS editor. This means you can edit your webpages' CSS style on the spot and see the changes instantly.

26. IE Tab

Chrome extensions: IE Tab

Test webpages with different versions of IE

One of the most popular and useful IE emulators available on the web, IE Tab (opens in new tab) enables web developers to test webpages with different versions of IE directly in their Chrome browser.

27. PicMonkey

Chrome extensions: PicMonkey

Grab every image from a webpage with a click of a button

This is an easy-to-use free online photo editor that allows you to edit webpage images and screenshots. But that's not what makes it so good. PicMonkey (opens in new tab) also lets you grab every image and a screenshot of the entire page with a click of a button. Once you select an image you can edit it in any way you wish, from applying effects to changing exposure.

Chrome extensions: Check My Links

Check My Links crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links

Finished building a site? Ah, but have you been through and checked all the links? No matter how careful you are, it's inevitable that you'll have overlooked one or two, and checking them all is a tedious chore. Unless.... With the Check My Links (opens in new tab) extension you can simply put it to work and it'll comb through all the links on any page, highlighting valid ones in green and broken ones in red.

29. Flickr Tab

Chrome extensions: Flickr Tab

Smarten up your Chome tabs with beautiful Flickr images

Are you tired of your Chrome tabs looking dull when you open a new one? The answer to your prayers has arrived in the form of Flickr Tab (opens in new tab). It's a simple little Extension that displays a popular Fickr photograph each time you open up a window. Click the photo to view it in Flickr, or click the username to see more photos from the photographer.

30. Google Art Project

Chrome extensions: Google Art Project

Make each new Chrome tab an adventure in art and discovery with the Google Art Project

Similar to Flickr Tab's glossy photos, Google's Art Project (opens in new tab) extension treats you to a high-res masterpiece from the likes of van Gogh and Monet in each new tab you open. If an image sparks your interest, click on it to go to the Google Cultural Institute website, which is full of information about the work and its creator.

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Rahul Mistry is an avid design enthusiast and content writer for domain name registration specialists