Polypane 3.1: New elements panel

2020-4-22

Polypane 3.1 is now available and with over 30 new and improved features it's our biggest release ever. With Polypane 3.1 we're introducing the Polypane elements panel: A completely new elements panel written for…

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8 ways to increase your productivity as a web developer (in 2020)

2020-4-14

Making websites takes time. There are a lot of parts you have to think about if you want to create a good, solid website and sometimes it might feel like there just isn't a way to go through the work faster. Whether you…

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Color contrast checker that makes suggestions for better colors

2020-3-30

For the past week or so I've been helping out with Coronastatus , an online platform that's now live in 20+ countries where people can self-report their health status in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the…

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Polypane 3: browser tabs and dark mode emulation

2020-3-2

Polypane 3 is now available and comes with two big new features: Media Feature emulation and Browser tabs , as well as an upgrade to Chromium 80. To allow for browser tabs we also updated the rest of the UI to match…

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Polypane is now part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack

2020-2-25

We are super proud to announce that Polypane is now part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack . Eligible students get free access to Polypane for a year and can sign up starting today by authenticating with GitHub here…

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CSS specificity calculator

2020-2-24

If an element is targeted by multiple selectors, browser use the specificity of the selector to determine which styling to apply. Each selector has a specificity that is determined by what you use in that selector…

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4 CSS layouts without using media queries

2020-1-22

Do you always need media queries to make a website responsive? With flexbox and grid you can make responsive layouts without having to define fixed breakpoints with media queries. Adam Argyle recently showed us a tweet…

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Polypane 2.1: Edit all your panes at the same time

2020-1-14

With Polypane, we want to give you better insights into your site and make the entire developer/designer workflow faster. With Polypane 2.1, we've made some huge improvements for both of those goals. What's new? Quick…

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Responsive Design Glossary

2019-12-2

With responsive design come a lot of new terms and concepts and there wasn't really a single place that listed them all with explanations in plain English. So we created one. No super long articles that bury the…

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Polypane 2: device emulation, new modes and simulators

2019-11-6

Polypane 2 is out! In Polypane 2 we're introducing a bunch of often-asked for features, like full device emulation, filtering and a vertical view mode but also some completely new functionality that just might change how…

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Polypane 1.3: Full page mode and screenshot improvements

2019-9-24

Polypane 1.3 adds a full page mode, screenshot improvements and shortcuts for the quick switcher, as well as laying the groundwork for the upcoming Polypane 2. What's new in this release? Full mode Show a site in the…

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The perfect responsive menu (2020)

2019-9-20

On a desktop, websites have the space to show the full menu or navbar. On a mobile device that space isn't there and you want to hide the menu behind a toggle (like a hamburger icon), then show it when people click that…

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Give your eyes some rest with dark mode in Polypane

2019-8-27

Whether you like your entire OS to be in dark mode or not, sometimes it's just nice to dim an application and gives your eyes a little rest. That's exactly what dark mode in Polypane, one of our most requested features…

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Polypane 1.2: Dark mode, Full page screenshots, Live reloading and more

2019-8-22

There is a new version of Polypane available! It brings dark mode, live reloading, full page screenshots and a ton more great features. Read on for the details. To check out the latest version, start your trial . What's…

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Polypane 1.1 release notes

2019-7-8

Update 1th aug 2019: Polypane 1.1.1 is now available with the following bugfixes: Fix : zoom-to-fit on Windows (it got broken in 1.1, sorry!) Improvement : better breakpoint detection for certain sites Improvement…

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Responsive design ground rules for 2020

2019-7-2

Creating a responsive design can be intimidating. There are many moving parts, things might lay out in ways you didn't expect and keeping all various viewports in mind when laying out a design can be daunting. With these…

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Responsive CSS breakpoints for the top 50 websites 2019

2019-5-27

With Polypane, it's simple to see a website in all the responsive widths it's designed for. Polypane intelligently parses the CSS and finds all the media query declarations. We looked at the top 50 websites worldwide…

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Why you need a development browser

2019-4-25

You're probably looking at this site in Google Chrome or Firefox. That's fine, that's exactly what they're for: browsing the web, and being really, really good at browsing the web. They're built for that. They're built…

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Roadmap, and why Polypane is a subscription

2019-3-30

Hi, I'm Kilian. I'm the solo developer of Polypane. Let me tell you about why Polypane is a subscription, and what that means for the roadmap. Polypane is a subscription so that I can focus on adding new features…

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