A worker should never blame their tools. To ensure that doesn’t happen it’s really important to constantly review the tools, apps and processes on a regular basis to ensure you’re able to keep doing what they do best.
Sometimes I get a requests from people who would like to know what I use for a project, so I’ve gone ahead and made a small list that i’m sure will change on a regular basis.
Having been a mac user for around 15 years for a wide variety of projects. Besides the beautiful design & well thought out UX, The fact I can just throw the Macbook Pro in my bag ensures full mobility. When I’m in my home office, I’ll normally hook up my computer to some additional screens with countless amount of apps open at once, it allows for a better workflow. Maybe one day, I’ll be able to jump over to an iPad pro but we’re still some time away from that happening.
Communication is key to ensure each project goes to plan and whilst email is a really handy tool it has it’s limitations. Since its launch in 2013, Slack has been catapulted into the spotlight with many huge companies integrating slack into their workflow. Slack offers a wide variety of additional integrations, which helps improve the communication whilst adding a rich experience for any clients or team members.
With 100’s of content management systems on the market, all varying in prices, features and code base, it’s very important to find the right one. Craft offers a very accessible pricing structure, a very extensive documentation, constantly updated, super fast and it allows developers to craft the right setup for your project. Whilst there are free options out there, it’s worth remembering that most of those free services are trying to make something work for the masses and whilst that’s helpful for some projects it’s worth remembering that having a site that is as unique as your project/ business will help you stand out amongst the rest.
I create bespoke websites from the ground up and to do that I chose to use what I believe to be the most popular text editor around. Sublime Text has been around for a long time and with a wide variety of plugins, I’ve created a workflow within sublime text that has saved me a lot of time.
Some of you reading this could be potential clients and I’m aware that my choices might be different to yours and that’s totally fine. Let’s grab a coffee or beer and start a conversation and see if we can create something exciting together.