In the present war of Web Browsers, Google Chrome is continuing to grow faster and better but there are some reasons or loop holes in Chrome which are needed to fill up. I am not against using Google Chrome for development purpose but there are still some things which makes the Firefox a better option above Chrome. I decided to write this post now in the hope that maybe somebody at Google reads it and does something to address these issues that more than often really upsets many of us, as we do not want to be switching browsers all the time. Lets go to things which gives Firefox a better hand over Chrome are:
HTML Source Code Viewing
Web development is simply writing HTML codes and during the development HTML codes are some times written incorrectly or even wrongly. Thus we need to view the source code again and again to view where something is wrong and in Firefox, it is a very handy feature and which allows you to view only the selected selectors. Firefox is even more handy in the case where we view source code of AJAX content without having to view entire code or debugging AJAX requests. Chrome has the extension available to view Firefox like HTML view source code but it still missing AJAX feature.
HTML validation is a Firefox extension that adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla. The number of errors of an HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing. Google Chrome has plenty of extensions but nothing was near Firefox Extension validation. Some only used the W3School validation service which is not good when the development is for non-public project or even the user is logged in for development. Firefox doesn’t depend on the external validation service and the speed of development is also increased as developer can view the validation during development process and not to wait for completing development and then validation. Another reason, if you are doing travelling or internet is not available then Firefox extension can work even without external source but in case of Google Chrome nothing is available.
Buttons space below status bar or below address bar