Daren Malfait brings front-end to life and tries to stay healthy with exercise..

Daren Malfait is a Senior front-end developer at Wheelhouse

Over the years, Daren has done projects for a multitude of companies ranging from small to big. That way he learned a lot in a small amount of time. Now there is nothing he rather does than share his knowledge so the web becomes a better place.

He finds it important that a user comes first. If the user has a nice experience it will automatically result in whatever the applications goal is. On top of that the user will feel good about it. As a front-end developer it’s your goal to make that as smooth as possible.

Q&A

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Describe yourself using only emojis

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What does your desk look like?

  1. My macbook pro: it's my workhorse
  2. Input devices: I use a wireless apple keyboard and mainly the magic trackpad. Sometimes I use the magic mouse when I feel more like clicking than tapping.
  3. My main display: Not much to add here. I tend to only use one display at a time. That way my focus stays on the one thing. I use multiple if I'm actively comparing code.
  4. My wireless headphones
  5. My phone on a wireless Qi charger
  6. Raspberry pi: I use my raspberry pi for a multitude of stuff. It's amazing!

Why do you prefer front-end over back-end?

I love writing code, but I also love design and UX. As a front-end developer I usually get the chance to get the best of both worlds.

What podcasts are you currently listening to?

  • No such thing as a fish
  • Reply All
  • Syntax
  • Nerdland
  • Front-end Happy Hour
  • 99% Invisible

Latest recommendations

  1. Git-tower

    I've always been a visual minded person and having a git GUI with this much power is amazing.

  2. Wappalyzer

    Instantly reveal the technology stack and contact details of any website, such as e-commerce platform, content management system, or marketing automation tools.

  3. PX to VW calculator

    Font sizing based on viewport width is great. Having a max size so it doesn't scale too much on wide screens is a good thing.

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Daren Malfait brings front-end to life and tries to stay healthy with exercise.
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