Of the thousands of extensions for Visual Studio, here is a collection of some that adds a lot of value to web developers specifically.
This is a must-have extension for any web developer. It’s where the Visual Studio web team adds new features first to get feedback before building them into Visual Studio.
Another must-have extension that takes the pain out of optimizing PNG, JPG and Gif images without compromising the quality of the image.
The easiest and most powerful way to compile LESS, Scss and CoffeeScript files directly within Visual Studio or through MSBuild.
PHP Tools focus on developer productivity while respecting conventions.
The ultimate snippet pack for web developers who use the Twitter Bootstrap framework.
Adds support for package.json’s NPM scripts in the Task Runner Explorer.
Adds support for WebPack in Visual Studio 2019’s Task Runner Explorer.
This list of extensions covers more broad and general extensions that are relevant to all developers – including web developers.
This extension highlights trailing whitespace on any line in any editor in Visual Studio, making it easy to get rid of those annoying invisible characters.
The Open Command Line extension supports all types of consoles like cmd, Windows PowerShell, Bash and more.
VsVim is a Vim Emulation layer for Visual Studio 2010 and above. It integrates the familiar key binding experience of Vim directly into Visual Studio’s editor.
An editor extension that checks the spelling of comments, strings, and plain text as you type or interactively with a tool window.
The fastest and easiest way to add new files to any project – including files that start with a dot.