Android dip Ruler

General

Category
Free
Tag
Design
License
Creative Commons 4.0 BY
Registered
Jun 7, 2015
Favorites
11
Link
https://github.com/BoD/android-dip-ruler
See also
NightModel
Material Android
citrus
Material Palette
Plaid

Additional

Language
N/A
Version
v1.1.0 (Nov 19, 2016)
Created
Jun 6, 2015
Updated
Nov 19, 2016 (Retired)
Owner
Benoit Lubek (BoD)
Contributor
Benoit Lubek (BoD)
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Android dip Ruler

« Print it, cut it, give it to your designer! »

What is it?

This is a ruler in the Android "dip" ( Device Independent Pixel) unit [1].

You can print it, cut it and give it to your designer.

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Why?

I've found that the concept of dp is not that easy to explain / understand.

Designers are used to think in pixels (especially if they also work on iOS projects).

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and so this ruler will make it immediately obvious that

the dp is a physical unit of length.

Some essential information is also present on the ruler:

  • Definition of a dp
  • List of Android logical densities ( ldpi, mdpi, etc.) with their properties

And of course it can also be actually used to measure things (screens…) since it is a ruler :)

Miscellaneous

  • Made with Inkscape
  • Available in A4 and US Letter
  • The ruler is rotated in the page to reduce the risk of being larger than the printable area
  • When printing, make sure to not scale the page (or force it to scale at 100%), to preserve exact sizes

License


Android dip Ruler by Benoit 'BoD' Lubek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://github.com/BoD/android-dip-ruler.