Increase your producti vit y
With so many demands placed on your time as a designer or developer, finding ways to increase your output is a practical and advisable way of getting more out of your working day. We asked @netmag’s followers what programming or formatting techniques they use to increase their productivity.
Utilising tools such as Git is something @ChrisBratherton believes other pros should consider. “I’m still surprised how many agencies/developers don’t use source control,” he says. “It has saved me many times and saves so much time when handing over to other developers/ designers. Make sure EVERYTHING is well documented too!”
@ chrisjcoan says that using software to make sure code is in good order is one of the techniques he relies on: “I love using @PrettierCode for formatting. Not only does it format my code beautifully, it also automatically adds any missed semicolons!”
Keep it simp le
@_LeonBrown says his mantra is “DRY – don’t repeat yourself” when it comes to keeping work nice and concise – and it also helps with any possible client issues further down the line. “It will save you a lot of time when the client inevitably changes the requirements for whatever reason,” he explains.