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    Hi i was just curious is there was anything like a pixel tape measure for windows xp.

    what i need it for is when i build my site i would like a measure tool for the page in pixels. Usually (and this is the long way cause i dont know better lol)
    what i do is do a print scr sysreq, put that in paint then either measure that way or cut items out and then see how big the element is.

    It would be nice if there was a windows tool or software for windows that i could just open up a tape measure tool on screen and display it over the browser window and i can see the pixel size.

    Is there anything out there like that?

    well i actually just found this but i would like to know what most of you use. Seems to do the job ill have to see.

    http://www.arulerforwindows.com/
    Last edited by durangod; Aug 19, 2011, 06:41 PM. Reason: update
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    Right click on the image, go to properties, details, it tells you there. Don't understand why you need to know that though when you make sites, I've never measured an image

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    • #3
      lol thanks for the reply, i know how to look at properties lol. I guess i did not explain myself well enough. I just finished a job that was pretty much a bubble gum job. What i mean is that the client originally had someone work on their site that did not care about how they did it they went against every functionality of the site css wise and for lack of a better term when they got done the css was a huge cluster f..k

      Visually it appear fine but then i got inside there were layers upon layers upon layers of css and all fighting each other. I had never seen anything like it before. So the client had a choice, redo the site or try to clean it it up, either way they did not want the members disturbed.

      So a ruler would have been handy for this job. The only way i could decifer the layers of crap was to put tiny little unobstructive single dots on the screen in so that i could see them and so i could follow the cells along the page.

      A ruler would have been nice for this job. I may not use it very often as i dont expect to see another job like this, it was unique. But when it is needed it does save time.

      Does that make better sense now.
      If a php file only has php code within it you do not need to use the closing php tag
      A good way to remember objects from arrays is you shoot objects with arrows Example: $name->id; then Arrays are $name['id'];
      durangod is short for durango dave

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      • #4
        Ahh yeah, that makes sense. I thought you meant you wanted it to get the size of images lol.

        I usually just get the source of 1 page with the css, and save it locally and work on it. Visitors won't notice a thing as you're not touching the main website. Then when the css is done locally, just upload it. I just add borders around the divs etc to see where they all are etc.

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        • #5
          Your browser's in-built Developer Tools or, for Firefox, Firebug, should prove useful.
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          • #6
            Pixel ruler

            or, you could try this: http://www.mioplanet.com/products/pixelruler/
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            • #7
              There's an add-on for Firefox called Web Developer. It will install a toolbar and one of the distractors is Miscellaneous. Under that dropdown is a ruler that can be displayed to measure anything on your screen. It's a pretty handy tool.
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              • #8
                i like this one, nice and simple - http://www.soft.tahionic.com/download-ruler/index.html
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                • #9
                  There is a google desktop gadget that measures pixels also.

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