Chris Rosenau

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  • 5 stories
  • Posted to Polypane: a browser for designers and developers, in reply to Kilian Valkhof , May 14, 2019

    Hi Kilian,

    I think you underestimate how many services we are charged $9.99 or more a month and have way more uses. I think you are over confident and really haven't tested your market. Most of us won't do a 7 day free trial that you have give out payment info for. Why? Because we know we forget and then get charged.

    Really any skilled designer/developer doesn't even need your tool. We have already found solutions, we don't want another browser. I can see myself trusting your browser only to find out my design is broken in Firefox and Chrome. Yes I know you are using the Chrome browser base, but I can tell you I use Vivaldi and every so often my designs in Vivaldi don't appear right in Chrome.

    Sounds like a hard sell to me. I would offer your product for free and have users pay for addons. That always gets me to buy stuff. Only being able to view iphone, ipad and desktop would be enough. Then we pay for all the other tablets and cell phones. 99cents a month per additional device or now charge me $12 a month for all of them.

    Your current approach has many users walk away before they have even tried the product because they think they are going to get locked into something they might not want or like. The free trial doesn't resolve this.


    6 points
  • Posted to What browser do you use and why?, May 01, 2019

    When Firefox betrayed their community by following Google's lead I switched to Vivaldi because all my extensions that I loved stopped working.

    Vivaldi is amazing!

    0 points
  • Posted to CSS Scan 2.0 — Instantly check or copy computed CSS of any element on the internet, May 01, 2019

    Love the extension! Just bought it.

    2 points
  • Posted to Wondering if anyone can help me figure out how to build a layered image in HTML and CSS, Apr 28, 2019

    This worked great!

    0 points
  • Posted to Wondering if anyone can help me figure out how to build a layered image in HTML and CSS, in reply to Eric York , Apr 28, 2019

    Because I have like 100s of avatars and dozens of shields with colors. So I would need to hundred of thousands of images, instead of making the two base images and dynamically combining.

    0 points
  • Posted to Best Monitor under 500 dollars, Mar 27, 2019

    I found the HP Pavilion 32 QHD monitor at BestBuy for $279 on sale. You can price match it too. Fantastic monitor, so I bought two of them. The colors are beautiful and text is crisp. The blacks are very good. I also can play games on the monitor.

    0 points
  • Posted to Notion 2.3 — Evernote Importer & Web Clipper, Mar 16, 2019

    Too bad it isn't available for Ubuntu or Mint Linux.

    -2 points
  • Posted to Creating Design Specs?, in reply to Paul Nevin , Mar 13, 2019

    That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

    1 point
  • Posted to What invoicing billing tools do you recommend for freelancing?, Oct 29, 2017

    I have my email with Zoho and they have free invoicing with up to 5 clients and as many projects as you want.

    0 points
  • Posted to I Quit Facebook—and You Should, Too, Oct 15, 2017

    Great article. I can't change Facebook, but I can change myself and quiting, doesn't really work as there are people who I only connect with on Facebook. Also I have used Facebook to raise money for friends who were in need, which would have been impossible otherwise. I found that I had a need for more focus and attention. So the first thing I did was remove Facebook from my phone. The 2nd thing I did was add a browser extension so I only spend 10 minutes a day on Facebook and then I am blocked. Next I tend post things I feel contributes to my community of people. If I post something negative, I like to write context to make that information more digestible. Finally I remove toxic people, even if they are my friends. If I browse the main feed, the goal is finding positive/inspiring posts and personal posts by friends. Anything else is trying to snag my attention and I assume the post is false or just reposting news which I can read somewhere else.

    Thus Facebook has become a tool. Knowing how to use a tool and how to train yourself to categorize and discard information is very valuable. I understand that any post that grabs my attention requires me to ask a question: "Am I being manipulated?". If the post isn't an original post by the user, then the answer is most likely Yes. I either ignore the post or I do research to see if the post is fake news. Finally I ask myself the question "Do I have anything to contribute to the conversation"? If not, I just ignore the post.

    1 point
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