Shelley Bassett



Tips and Tricks

How To Create Version Numbers

Need to manage version numbers that make sense? This little tutorial will walk you though everything you need to know.

Version numbers are a crucial part of any software or website development project. But often, they can be confusing or difficult to create and manage. Obviously, you never want a number repeated, and each decimal means something… But what exactly?

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Web design on multiple screens

A professional web developers setup

Are you a budding web developer, unsure about the best programs for your workflow? Here are some tried and true options.

The world of web development can be a daunting place. And the software options are vast and numerous. Don’t expect to find your perfect setup first try. It’s taken me 10 years to decide upon this, and I still think it could be improved upon. But pending further changes, this is my current web development setup.

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Conducting a website audit: a guide to web redesign

A website audit is an important first step when redesigning or rebuilding an existing site. These steps will help you audit any website.

Redesigning a website isn’t an easy task. When confronted with an existing website that has an overwhelming amount of content, or just a small amount of poor content, finding a starting point can seem impossible. No matter how big or small, the first step should be conducting a website audit.

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mobile first design

What is Mobile First Design?

In this information age, mobile first design is becoming increasingly important. But what is it and how can you implement it into your work?

Mobile first design has been becoming a major focus in the web design industry. It began around mid to late naughties, when it became popular to browse the internet on a mobile phone. The invention of the iPhone and other smart devices cemented it’s place in the online world, to the point where not being mobile-friendly will hurt your Google ranking. Approximately half of all online traffic is now mobile, so you’ll probably find that you need to apply these rules to your sites and projects too. (more…)

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Automate Everything using IFTTT

I hate menial tasks and will go out of my way to automate everything. Using IFTTT has been the biggest time saver, with applets for almost anything!

My biggest pet peeve is doing repetitive, menial tasks. And my most hated of these tasks is manually sharing links across my social media channels. Why can’t I just hit post and have it show up everywhere? Turns out I can! IFTTT is a great little service that can automate everything. And I mean everything. (more…)

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