Back when I first started to use Git for version control, I wasn’t sure if all the learning I invested into it would pay off. Branching, staging, stashing — these Git terms were all foreign to me.
Today, I can’t imagine life without Git. Git not only gave me a much-needed ability to version-control my work, it also made me a better programmer.
Here’s a series of simple tips that will help you make Git an important part of your web development workflow.
The act of storytelling is present in every culture. Storytelling, when done well, can move people to take action.
The way we tell stories has evolved drastically over time. We constantly find new methods for preserving and sharing our stories: From drawings on cave walls, verbal recounting passed down from generation to generation and songs to more modern ways like newspapers, books, audio and video recordings.
No one is right 100% of the time, not even the most experienced and battle-tested professional designers among us. If you’re doing work for a client and they shoot down what you feel is a strong design concept, don’t take it personally.
A/B testing can help improve your web designs. Even a small tweak such as changing the location of your call-to-action button can increase sales by 35.6%. Performing A/B tests will let you verify that your design changes lead to better results.
Drupal is awesome. Drupal is flexible. But Drupal is also hard.
If you’re just starting off developing with Drupal or have gone through a handful Drupal projects, it’s OK to feel lost. We’ve all been there.
The stages to getting through the difficult times with Drupal are remarkably similar to the well-known Kubler-Ross model for dealing with grief.
While the word perfect is highly subjective, I can state with some degree of confidence that the "perfect client" for us web designers would be a client that:
- Gives us complete creative control
- Tells us what they want
- Leaves us alone to get the job done (i.e., they aren’t a micro-manager)
However, I can tell you from my experience that having a client that goes overboard on those three things is far from perfect.