Being a designer is a world of creativity and excitement, but in the midst of all that artistic magic, there's also the reality of repetitive and sometimes monotonous tasks. Whether you're designing a stunning website, a captivating logo, or an eye-catching poster, you can't escape the occasional need for manual work.
The good news is that the digital realm comes to the rescue with a plethora of Chrome extensions that are like little helpers in your design journey. These extensions can boost your productivity, infuse creativity, and add some fun to the grind. Let's take a deeper dive into ten of these gems that promise to simplify your life.
Color is the soul of design, and Color by Fardos elevates your color game. It's not just another color picker; it's your color genie. Sure, it lets you pluck colors from any webpage, but here's the magic: you can also type in a color name and watch the wonders unfold. Shades, tints, tetradic and triadic color schemes, complementary colors – it's all there at your fingertips. Say goodbye to searching high and low for the perfect palette; Color by Fardos has your back.
Fonts are the visual language of design, and WhatFont deciphers it for you. This extension acts like a font detective, revealing the family name, size, color, and more of any font on a webpage. It's like having a magnifying glass for fonts, making it a boon for typographic enthusiasts.
Design and development collaboration can be a dance of miscommunication. Heurio waltzes in to save the day. It transforms any webpage into your personal canvas where you can scribble notes and ideas. Once you're done, share it with the developer, and voila – no more crossed wires. It's like leaving little design breadcrumbs for everyone to follow.
Colors define the mood of a design, and Site Palette helps you capture that essence. It's your color extraction companion. Extract colors from any webpage and even turn them into shareable palettes. With support from Adobe Swatch and Coolors.co, it's a go-to for designers and front-end developers.
Measurements matter, especially in design. Dimensions steps in as your virtual measuring tape. It helps you measure distances between various elements on a webpage – buttons, images, text – you name it. It's your precision tool for aligning everything just right.
Imagination needs inspiration, and that often comes from images. Savee is your image keeper. No more hunting around for that image you saw a while back. Savee stores your images, inspirations, and more in one place, ready to fuel your creativity whenever you need it.
Design isn't just about visuals; it's about the way they're presented. Stylebot is your personal stylist for web pages. It lets you customize appearances instantly. Change fonts, colors, margins – you name it. Plus, the readability mode ensures distraction-free reading, making it a boon for research and learning.
Accessibility is a key aspect of design, and this extension is your accessibility companion. Checking color contrast is a breeze, and it even highlights elements that don't meet accessibility standards. It's your partner in ensuring that your design is inclusive to all.
The mobile world is a design playground of its own. Mobile Simulator lets you test your design's responsiveness across a range of devices. From Android smartphones to Apple iPhones, it simulates various screens. It's like having a showroom to preview your design on different gadgets.
Pixel perfection is the designer's holy grail, and PerfectPixel is your guide to achieving it. Overlay a semi-transparent image over your HTML design and compare it pixel by pixel. It's your secret weapon for pixel-perfect alignment.
Design doesn't just live on one screen size. Window Resizer ensures your design shines across various resolutions. Whether you're emulating a specific device or customizing dimensions, this extension puts the power in your hands.
In the ever-evolving world of design, these Chrome extensions are your partners in crime – tackling repetitive tasks, fueling your creativity, and making the design process a tad more enjoyable. They're the unsung heroes behind many stunning designs, simplifying your journey and leaving you with more time to do what you love – creating captivating visuals.
Tool of the day
Lets you instantly create a screenshot of the current webpage and open it in Screely. Screely is an online tool that instantly turns your screenshots and designs into beautiful design mockups.