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7 Tips for Streamlining Your Web Design Workflow

  1. Tip #1: Page builder framework 01:10
    • These have built-in features that allow you to create pages and layouts very quickly.
    • Listen to Episode 5 for more information on working with a theme framework.
  2. Tip #2: Layout template library 01:41
    • Many page builder frameworks have the ability to store layouts.
    • Great for pages that are fairly similar on most websites, such as contact pages.
  3. Tip #3: Code snippets 02:21
    • Bits of code that you use over and over again to streamline your workflow.
    • Recommended tools: CodeBox and TextExpander
  4. Tip # 4: Basic child theme 03:30
    • A theme that sits on top of a parent theme and allows you to change and style the website.
    • If you have certain elements that go on every website, such as your company name as the web designer in the footer, then you can add these elements to a starter theme.
  5. Tip #5: Base plugins 04:25
    • This goes hand-in-hand with a basic child theme.
    • Use a base plugin with your preferred settings to save time when building each site.
  6. Tip #6: Project management tools 05:23
    • A must for client-based businesses.
    • Some allow you to easily create templates for frequent projects and tasks.
    • Recommended tools: Asana, Trello, Slack
  7. Tip #7: Online proposal and e-signature tool 07:04
    • The time of snail mail and faxing is over.
    • These tools make it much easier to get proposals signed, so you can start on projects sooner
    • Recommended tools: Adobe Sign and Better Proposals

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