Using Unit is extremely simple:
Drag the Unit link below to your bookmark bar (or add it to your bookmarks by right clicking the link and selected 'Add to bookmarks/favourites'):
- Load any web-page you want
- Click Unit in your bookmark bar
- Click on the two points you wish to measure the distance between on the page
Have you ever held a piece of paper up to a web-page on a screen and marked off a particular measurement, to get some idea of the distance between two elements (particularly when trying to chase CSS differences between browsers)? I often find it exceptionally useful to measure the distance between two particular elements, and this is exactly what Unit is designed to do in a simple and fast manner.
Unit can be used in a similar manner to traditional desktop design tools for measurement, by holding the shift key to force the measurement to be on the horizontal, vertical or diagonal only. Releasing the shift key will allow Unit to resume its free ranging measurements.
The following browsers are supported in Rule:
- Internet Explorer 7
- Firefox 2+
- Safari 2.0.4+
- Opera 9.2
These are exactly the same as Grid, and there is no IE6 support for exactly the same reason as before.
- Redesigned the interface to be click and drag
- Added 'shift' key detection for angular measurements
- Dropped the node information display (this is the realm of the outstanding XRay!)
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