Scott Hanselman

Jeff Key does it again...Pixel Ruler for Windows

September 3, '04 Comments [1] Posted in ASP.NET | Tools
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He's prolific.  You're likely using his tools today, and you may not know his name.  He's D.J. Jeff Freakin' Key baby, and he's done it again.

Check out his new Screen Ruler.  Ya, I know it's been done before by others, but his is in .NET, and it's transparent. 

Additionally, if you're not rockin' Snippet Compiler, you're a punk.  And I don't mean that in the nice Modern English way.  Check out his library of goodness here.

One of the things that I have to give Jeff props on (take a note here, non-UI developers) - his stuff is ALWAYS polished. It's consistant and it's pretty.  Not pretty in an overt way, but in a "fits into your life way." The only other developer that has impressed me with their consistant and clean UI is Nick Bradbury.

Note to Freeware/Shareware authors.  I will ALWAYS pick the cool transparent app over the opaque one.  Maybe that's just me.

(Additionally you have to respect a guy who uses PNG.  Also, you can pick Jeff up on ebay cheap.)

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Mark this day in your calendar, for it is the last day of opaqueness. Moving forward, EVERYTHING is transparent.

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