DEV Community

Cover image for Top 15 VS Code Extensions For Web Development
Ramesh chandra pola for ByteSlash

Posted on • Originally published at

Top 15 VS Code Extensions For Web Development

Hello everyone! 🧡

In this article, we look into 15 useful VS Code extensions for web development.

Visual Studio Code has become one of the highly used IDE now Because of its huge library of extensions that increase developer productivity. Here are Top VS Code Extensions Every Developer Should Use. If your favorites aren't listed here, comment down below. Would love to add those to this list.🧡

Here’s how to install an extension via the VS Code Marketplace:
Click on the “Extensions” icon in the Activity Bar on the side of VS Code. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut ( Ctrl+Shift+X ) to open the “Extensions” screen.


Let's get started🤩

1. Live Share

This extension helps you to start collaboratively editing and debugging in real-time, including integrated audio and text chat with your team. This provides you to begin pair programming, performing remote code reviews, driving interactive lectures, and more, without needing to leave Visual Studio Code.

live share.png

2.Live Server

This is a useful extension for web developers as it enforces auto-reload and makes our work easier by displaying our code results immediately on Our web browser without refreshing the page and It prevents us from going through the stress of always saving our work in the editor and then refresh our browser every time before seeing changes.


3.JavaScript (ES6)

This extension provides various commonly used code snippets for JavaScript in ES6 syntax for Vs Code editor. It supports both JavaScript and TypeScript.

js es6.png

4.Bracket Pair Colorizer

This extension allows matching brackets to be identified with colors. This extension helps you identify which closing bracket belongs to which functions when you have more than one or two closing brackets.

bracket pair.png

5.Path Intellisense

VS Code plugin that autocompletes filenames. If You type the name of the file in statements and it will search and give you suggestions.

path intelliesense.gif


CodeSnap provides you to Take beautiful screenshots of your code in VS Code!

codesnap ss.png

7.Auto Rename Tag

This extension makes it possible for us to rename both opening and closing tags at once. when you change the opening or closing tag it will automatically change the other tag as well.


8.GitLens — Git supercharged

GitLens supercharges the Git capabilities of VS Code. This is a powerful extension that allows you to see who, why, and how lines of code have changed over time (among lots of other features)



Quokka is used for testing JavaScript code in the Visual Studio code editor. With Quokka, you don't have to console.log()` everything. It works like a live server for your JavaScript or TypeScript code.



we have used two editors open and coded in the wrong one. Peacock helps us differentiate between different workspaces by setting a different color theme to VS Code.


11.Turbo Console Log

Easily log variable names and their values to the console with a keyboard shortcut. Can be configured to include things like file name and line number in the log for easier debugging.

turbo console log.gif

12.Markdown Preview Enhanced

You just start writing Markdown text, then this extension helps you with a live preview of the markdown file

md preview.png

13.CSS Peek

Allow peeking to CSS ID and class strings as definitions from HTML files to respective CSS.

css peek.gif

14.Snippet Creator

There are many snippets extensions that help us saving time, but this extension helps you to make your own custom snippets. While creating, it auto-detects which language you’re using.

snippet creator.gif

15.Random Everything

This extension generates random ints, floats, strings, words, etc.

random everything.gif

That's all for today! 😁 You reached the end of the article 😍

I hope all that are listed here will increase your productivity. If you found this article helpful, please like and share it 🧡. What's your favorite VS-Code extension? Let me know in the comments 👇 😊

Don’t forget to share this article with your friends or colleagues. Feel free to connect with me on any of the platforms below!🧡

GitHub LinkedIn

Top comments (8)

cavo789 profile image
Christophe Avonture

Bracket Pair is no more needed. Now that feature is built-in in vscode 1.60, see their changelog.

rameshchandrapola profile image
Ramesh chandra pola

Thanks for the info

lgrammel profile image
Lars Grammel

Great list! I've been working on an extension to help with refactoring JavaScript beyond what VS Code already does, check out for what it can do :)

rameshchandrapola profile image
Ramesh chandra pola

Amazing @lgrammel

deninpaulv profile image
Denin Paul

Awesome list buddy! Saved it

rameshchandrapola profile image
Ramesh chandra pola

Thanks @deninpaulv

damiisdandy profile image
damilola jerugba


rameshchandrapola profile image
Ramesh chandra pola

Thanks. Glad you liked it