Dan Florio, aka PolyGeek, dropped by my post on the Ten Website Design Tools I Can’t Live Without and dropped a good bomb on me in my comments. He recommended I try pixDif. pixDif is a tool he created to aid in rapid prototyping of website designs. It’s super cool! I highly recommend you download and try it out.
The description from his site:
I‚Äôve created an AIR application to help developers and designers measure pixel distances on their screens. You tell if you need pixDIF if you answer yes to any of these questions:
- Do you ever find that you need to measure the pixel distance/size of something when you‚Äôre not in Photoshop? Or, put another way: do you wish you could take the guides in Photoshop with you to the computer desktop?
- Do you ever want to know what a graphical asset will look like in the context of a website or application. For instance, do you wish you could take an image and move it around over your website to see what it would like like in various places before you start writing the code to place it there?
- Do you ever have a website or application design that you need to break up into pieces and build into a working site/app? And then as you write the code you need to see how close to the design you are?
If any of those answers are ‚Äúyes‚Äù then jump over to the pixDIF page and check out the features and overview video tutorial.
Dan is a highly talented designer/developer and you really should check out his site.