Kilian Valkhof

Front-end & user experience developer, Jedi.

Making functional CSS work for me

CSS & HTML, 25 January 2019

For a long time I’ve wanted to like functional CSS systems like Tachyons and Tailwind. The concepts behind them are really appealing to me. Using short names for CSS property:values saves a lot of typing (hello Emmet, nice to see you again!), but more importantly by limiting the amount of design choices you can make, the implementation time will go down tremendously.

Electron Newsletter

Electron, 17 January 2019

Starting in February, I’m launching a newsletter on Electron. Each month I’ll collect the best articles, tools and applications, keep you up to date with the latest Electron-related news and interview someone from the Electron community.

An easy-to-use cross platform menu for Electron

Electron, 14 January 2019

If you develop desktop applications with Electron, you will quickly need an application menu. Even if you don’t have any menu options that are specific to your application, you will still want to add a menu to get things like copy and paste to work on a mac.

Fromscratch 1.4.0

Apps, 23 July 2018

I just released FromScratch 1.4.0 with a number of often requested new features: a light theme, portable mode support, installers for all major platforms, full screen support and a handy overview of all the smart shortcuts FromScratch has.

Using Google Analytics to gather usage statistics in Electron

Apps, Electron, 24 April 2018

The Electron App framework makes it really easy to build cross-platform applications. I know this, because I’ve made a bunch. But how do you find out if people are using the features in your application? You could ask them or wait for them to tell you, but you can also use Google Analytics’ event tracking to find out.



A cross-platform browser for responsive web design and development.


A cross-platform, simple and smart autosaving scratchpad.


Drag-and-drop lossless compression of PNG and JPG images for web.

Messenger Demo Viewer

Demo your (bot) interactions on Messenger.



The latest Electron news, articles, apps and interviews.

A Messenger Adventure!

Go on a text adventure in Facebook Messenger.

Fuck Yeah Keming!

A celebration of horrendous kerning.

More projects

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