Best web browser tricks for programmers
Whether you are a seasoned programmer or just starting out, having the right tools can be a huge help to your workflow. Web Panels are one of those tools that can make life easier for developers who build the Web.
Today we’re going to look at some websites you might consider adding to your collection of Web Panels, especially if you’re a programmer! Let’s get right to it.
Getting started with your first Web Panel
If you haven’t added any Web Panels before, getting started is easy. Any page can be added if you right click anywhere on the page and choose “Add Page to Web Panel” from the context menu. Another way to do it is by clicking the “+” icon in the sidebar and inputting the web address. Due to a smaller view area, we recommend adding sites that are made for or can adapt to mobile devices.
To get started, watch the quick video tutorial below.
Top 5 Web Panels for Programmers
Stack Overflow for questions and answers
If you’re stuck when working on something, you’ll most likely find the answer on StackOverflow. It’s one of the largest question-and-answer sites for web developers, coders and web design enthusiasts. Having it readily available in the sidebar can save a lot of time.
DevDocs for development documents
It can be a little bit tricky to remember every syntax, library or API related to a programming language at any given point of time. This is where DevDocs comes in handy. It’s the place to go when you need quick access to the reference manual of most front-end languages and libraries. It has a sleek and fast interface and works seamlessly in a panel.
HackerNews for technology news and discussions
Need a quick break from working? Hacker News has a huge audience of programmers, tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Users can submit anything from around the web and the most popular submissions and discussions rise to the top of the homepage. The website itself is incredibly light and minimalistic, making it a great fit for the Web Panel.
Youtube for tutorials, presentations and podcasts
Whether you need to brush up on basics or want to learn more about advanced subjects, you’ll most likely find a YouTube video on it. There are also tons of great tech podcasters who publish their content on YouTube, and having it all conveniently accessible as a Web Panel in your sidebar is pretty neat.
Task managers and issue-trackers (Trello, Jira, Github issues, Asana, etc.)
Most task managers and issue trackers, particularly the mobile friendly ones, play nicely with web panels. By adding your preferred issue tracker as a web panel, you can easily manage your tasks directly from the sidebar so nothing falls through the cracks.
What Web Panels do the Vivaldi team use?
We asked around the office to see what tools our developers keep stashed in their own Web Panels. Here’s what they had to say:
- Steinar (Developer): forum.vivaldi.net
- Hlini (System Administrator): messenger.com
- Geir (Developer): Jira with a list of open bugs
- Arnar (Developer): Google Keep and Jira
- Miky (Designer): Interplanetary Birthday Calendar