Eps 29: Back to Basics – Talking HTML
Check your workflow
Look at where you work
Are you in an external office or do you sit in your living room at home
Do you need to find a new spot
What are you sitting in
Type of chair matters
How many monitors are you using
Do you need a new one?
Do you need to add another?
You can’t be productive if you are distracted or uncomfortable
How do you work
What is your text editor of choice
Does it access FTP?
Do you work off of your local machine and upload via an FTP client like Filezilla?
How often are you checking your results.
Upload changes often and make minor tweaks along the way vs doing giant loads of work and fine tuning later
How much time do you waste sweating the small problems vs waiting until the end of the day – or even the project – to move pixels
Are you taking time to update your software?
Very important, especially if you are using wordpress
Checking for theme and plugin updates can be the difference between a hacked site and a site that loads quickly and efficiently
ARE YOU USING YOUR TIME WELL
Tv or phone
Too much watercooler talk
How do you fix the issues
Force yourself to take time – maybe 5 minutes a day – to organize your desk, clean up your computer desktop, reorganize files and folders
On top of basic housekeeping ask yourself this: Can I improve myself
Are you keeping up on current topics in design and development
Are you trying new resources