Looking to speed up your design workflow? Cath Ellis reveals a few of her favorite free Chrome extensions she uses to improve her design productivity. She shares five different Chrome extensions she uses to create learning solutions, content assets for your design portfolio, and even mock up designs for potential clients. If you need to identify colors or font details on a page, Cath shows two extension tools, ColorPick Eyedropper and WhatFont, to discover various font and color details you can easily copy over for your learning designs. Next, she demonstrates how to apply CSS Peeper, another extension, if you need to know sizing details for images and icons. The fourth extension is GoFullPage, a tool you can use to create full screen page captures. And lastly, she shares an accessibility extension called Colour Contrast Checker, to apply when auditing color contrast levels on a page for a readable, distinguishable design.
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