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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Last time I looked at Microsoft Store's extension offerings, it was a forlorn and desolate place. Not a lot available, much to my ever loving annoyance. I like playing around with extensions, even silly useless ones. Today I decided to see if there's been an increase and what do you know, the offerings have grown to 42! Still not a lot of choice, but a marked improvement since Christmas. 

I decided to test drive an extension called Web Developer Checklist by Mads Kristensen. It turned out to be anything but silly and a potential boon to web designers.

Logo from Web Developer Checklist extension

It's the only offering in the Microsoft Store by the developer, and is available also for Chrome and Firefox. It's a kickass little extension designed to help web developers check that they are using best  practices on their site. Everything is compact and easy to use with a lot of helpful information, quickly accessible with a mouse click.

Screen capture of what Web Developer Checklist looks atHandy little extension to have. It tipped me off to a couple improvements I should be exploring. 

My sole complaint is a minor, quirky one. The screen on the left is from Firefox and the one on the right is from Edge:

Screen capture of Web Developer as it appears in Edge browserScreen capture of Web Developer as it appears in Firefox

It took me a few minutes to figure out the ace was a misinterpreted check mark. Like I said, very minor issue.  Other than that, there are no real issues. I was interested in seeing it snagged a few different issues with each browser. That'll be a project to look at tomorrow. 

 Visit Mads Kristensen's website here 


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