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Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Web 2.0 |

Ruul, an area with which to measure pixels from Chrome

Ruul, an area with which to measure pixels from Chrome

In the network we can find a number of resources and applications that we can be helpful in many fields and disciplines. Whether working in systems management , as developer or in the field of we have many our private provision desktop applications, web services, browser extensions or mobile applications that can help us in our daily life. If you are using Google Chrome as your browser, the Chrome Web Store, you can find a number of applications and extensions for almost anything (including nothing productive activities) and, in the case of work in the field of web design, perhaps Ruul can you can quite interesting.

What is Ruul ? Ruul is an extension for Google Chrome that offers a “virtual ruler” with which we measure on our screen. A virtual ruler? What can serve as a resource as well? The purpose of this extension is to provide graphic designers, and anyone who has to analyze aspects related to the design of a website, a tool to measure pixel without, for example, having to take a screenshot screen and take some advanced image editor.

If the objective is to measure, how could it be otherwise, the instrument is a rule whose unit of measure is pixels. With a ruler whose scale will be adapted to our screen resolution, we perform measurements at any site we are visiting, analyzing the size of a stroke or a typeface (aspects that are simple thanks to the help drop down menu that is included in the extension). In addition to work with web pages, the extension also works with local files (open from the browser, of course), we can put several rules on the screen and move the cursor, remove and put back (keeping the position in which found).

To make a quick measure of the fonts or, for example, verify that the development of a website is the one we agreed (and coincides with the set design) the extent we can be quite useful, we have to avoid capture a screen and analyzed with the help of Adobe Photoshop or Gimp.

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