In this episode, Matt and Mike sit down with Kilian Valkhof to discuss a browser that he made for developers called Polypane. Polypane lets you, the developer, test your website in various resolutions all at the same time - perfect for making responsive websites. But that is just scratching the surface, Polypane can help your website's accessibility, and offers a unique UI that's tailored for development over browsing. In addition to it's features, Polypane is a SaaS product so there's even some interesting business-oriented goodies inside this episode, as well.
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Today we’ll be speaking with Kilian Valkhof, a frontend developer, user-experience designer and generalist. He builds tools for developers and designers and likes to write about his development process, design tools and accessibility.
He’s recently created a browser for developers called Polypane which shows the developer how their website will look on multiple screen sizes at the same time. It packs in other great features as well which will be discussed in the episode.
2:45 - Kilian Valkhof introducing himself
8:00 - Starting at the lowest level language you can
14:20 - What is Polypane
23:40 - How does Polypane help or hurt the beginner developer
33:45 - How does Polypane help with accessibility?
39:15 - Where to start with learning accessibility?
50:55 - What was the jump off point for making Polypane a Paid app?
56:45 - How to balance your time between development and the other tasks required in maintaining a SaaS application?
1:07:55 - Work life balance
1:13:00 - How to make a developer more productive
1:15:50 - Asking questions when you get stuck
1:17:35 - The tech stack behind Polypane
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