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Q&A with Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent

French web developer living in London

My name is Kaelig, I'm a French web developer living in London. I currently work at the Guardian on the next generation of I sometimes blog and I also have written a book in French about CSS architecture and maintainability with pre-processors entitled "CSS maintenables". I like cooking cr?pes (and then I bring them at work to bribe my colleagues).

Hardware / Software

I mainly use a Mac laptop that my employer gave me for work. I have an iPhone and an iPad but most of the time I'll use the devices we have at work for testing.

I am very picky when it comes to the mouse, I've tried many my favourite is the Logitech G500. It is a gaming mouse but it's actually very good for every day use for design (you can adjust the speed of the cursor on the fly) and productivity (momentum scroll and configurable buttons).

Textmate is my editor of choice for HTML/CSS and JavaScript. For web design, Fireworks suits me best.

I really like how Chrome developer tools get more and more helpful for editing HTML, CSS and JavaScript on the fly without the need to use a text editor. Nowadays, I try to do as much coding as possible directly in the browser.

My current equipment suits me very well, although if it existed I'd love to have a retina cinema display instead of a normal low-dpi monitor.

We are lucky to be in an industry where brilliant people share what they have learned. The blog posts, open source code repositories, podcasts, videos and talks are an endless source of inspiration. The problem I am actually facing right now is moderating the time I spend reading all this material.

I save articles I see on Twitter and then read them in Instapaper whenever I have a little bit of spare time.


I find that working in an environment where people are passionate about what they do helps finding inspiration. At the Guardian I am surrounded by very smart people and my manager encourages me to try new things all the time. I can't think of a better way to work!