Other Things We ❤: Plugins

Illustration of stick figure with a giant electrical plug saying "Here you go, my sweet, sweet browser!" to an upset computer saying "It doesn't work this way!"

Today we’re going to tell you about something we really ❤: Plugins (also known as plug-ins, add-ons, or extensions). To be clear, we’re not talking about air fresheners, but rather tiny tools that enhance your web browser. Plugins can help you create better websites for your users — and you know we really, really ❤ that.

So if you haven’t yet explored the wonderful world of plugins (or even if you have), we’re here with some basics. We’ve listed some all-too-familiar scenarios below and linked them to a plugin that can solve that problem. Handy, eh?

Design inspiration

Accessibility help

Common frustrations

Isn’t this fun? And these are just a few plugins for a few browsers. Spend some time checking out the plugin store of your favorite browser (like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and start making your life easier today.

P.S. If you want to know more about accessibility, check out our post about making health information accessible.

The bottom line: Use browser plugins to create better, more usable websites.


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