Monday, October 29, 2012

For web developers, looking to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer as their primary web development assistant, there are some of the most amazing IE plugins. These extensions can help you troubleshoot, analyze, debug and speed up development of web pages.

With the help of these tools, you can offer high quality web development services. You can also use other plugins that help you create your own functionality for the IE browser.

Here is the list of the most popular IE extensions for web developers.

1. Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
This tool developed by Microsoft provides numerous features and options to aid web development and design. This add-on provides an array of variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding and troubleshooting bugs in web pages. It allows web developers to examine and change website's CSS, HTML, DOM, and JavaScript. 

2. Web Accessibility Toolbar
Web accessibility toolbar was specifically designed to analyze and access the accessibility of a web page. It aids manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility.

3. HttpWatch (Basic Edition)
This tool is an HTTP data viewer and debugger extension. HttpWatch comes in two editions one is basic and the other is professional.

The Basic edition showcases plenty of information regarding HTTP data and web page performance such as status codes, web page loading time, amount of downloaded data, and HTTP compression savings.

4. WebCollect
This simple web content capture tool is quite popular and effective. WebCollect tool allows you to take and save screenshots easily (great tool of design mock-ups and presentation). It also includes eyedropper tool which allows you to sample colors from a web page to extract their color values.

5. Fiddler2
Fiddler2 is a robust web developer tool. It is a web debugging proxy add-on which logs HTTP(s)
traffic data. This tool includes amazing features and is customizable to your needs.

6. Web Development Helper
This IE extension targets towards JavaScript/Ajax and developers. Web development helper has an array of special tools for ASP.Net development.


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