I've recently realised how dependent I am on my favourite Firefox extensions, and in light of the fact that Opera are now launching extensions, I thought it might be nice for us to all share our favourite plug-ins that make our days easier. I run an online marketing agency, and we find the following particularly helpful:
Mostly, for the ease in which it allows for a broad (but basic) view of a sites onsite optimisation. The Xray tool is good for seeing what’s a header tag without having to sniff around the code, and you can also set it to show alt tags at a glance, and highlight internal / external links.
This is a nice ‘low key’ took that offers quick access to a number of useful bits of information. You can see sitemaps, robots.txt files, IP information, no follow links etc etc.
I find having this information so easily available makes a real difference in how quickly we can make effective recommendations to our clients on their sites. It’s only ever ‘at a glance’ optimisation, but it definitely does a job.
Oh how I missed ZapGrab when I moved to Windows 7. Not for long tho! Pearl Crescent saved my live, and more specifically, saved me from having to use the Snipper tool in windows. It lets you grab a whole page, or just a visible section. Upgrade to the paid one (very cheap) and you can also click to select a region. Assign a keyboard shortcut to that and you’re good to go...
Anyone want to share?