Posted: 15 Sep 2009 06:38 AM PDT
In this article, we’ll show you some of the most useful bookmarklets for designers, developers or even if you are a net surfer, they might just come in handy. Installing a bookmarklet is simple – all you need to do is drag them to your bookmark toolbar, that’s all.
Why bookmarklet are cool?
They are efficient! We figured you might compare it with add-ons and browser plug-ins. Here are some advantages of bookmarklets over plug-ins we can quickly come out with:
Social Bookmarking and Sharing
Here are a bunch of social bookmarking bookmarklets that might come in handy:
Here’s a complete article of browser resizing bookmarklets with positioning capability.
Readability, Download and Prints
Browsershot – Get a browsershot printscreen of any website.
Tidy Read – Tidy up your page for better readability.
Remove bloat- Remove all occurrences of Flash, Java,and other third-party iframes.
Edit Website – Allows you to edit any websites you viewed. Original display will be restored upon refresh.
Download video – Supports YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Myspace, Break.com, Putfile, Dailymotion, Sevenload, MyVideo.de and Clipfish.de.
Traffic, Password and Site Information
Zap Cookie – Removes cookies set by the site, including cookies with paths and domains.
Show Password – Set a password and forgot? This bookmarklet takes in your ***** from form field and output you the actual password.
Domain owner – Tells you who own the domain of the site you are viewing.
Delicious – Shows you who, how many people bookmarked the site in delicious.
Alexa – Shows you the Alexa ranking of the site.
Compete – Shows compete.com ranking.
AttentionMeter – Gives you the Alexa, Quancast, Crunchbase, Alexa and Technorati ranking of the site in a lightbox.
Design and Develop
Aardvark – Aardvark is a Firefox plugin that gives you HTML element details like ID, class, image, position, etc of the page you are viewing. Good news is, it also comes in bookmarklet format.
Layout Grid – Applies a layout grid image to the body of the page.
Spry Media – Created by Spry Media, this bookmarklet allow you to view a page in grid view, with ruler measurement, measuring points with units and much more.
Reload CSS – Reloads CSS every 2 seconds. Useful for those who’s constantly editing on the design and need a fresh look at the effects.
Validate RSS – Check site RSS validity with feedvalidator.org.
Dictionary and Translation
Quickly search and get answers from these online sites:
These following bookmarklets allow you to quickly translate a webpage from one language to another using Google translate.
Useful Tools and More Bookmarklets
How to Efficiently Manage Your Collection of Bookmarklets – Efficiently manage bookmarklets across all browsers and computers.
Translation Bookmarklets – Great list of various translation bookmarklets.
howtocreate.co.uk – More bookmarklets for designers and developers.
webreference.com – How to create Bookmarklets.
PimpMySafari – Great collection of bookmarklets for Safari browser.
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