Workflow & Tools

Enhance Your Work Space and Boost Your Productivity

Throughout the years, I’ve found that every office space I’ve worked in presented challenges for being productive. Being comfortable in your work environment is a critical ingredient for staying focused and productive. After years of experimenting, I finally have a great formula that transformed my dimly lit home office into an awesome creative space in …

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How I Became More Organized by Learning to [Git] Ignore

Using Git is great for version control for your various projects, but sometimes your repositories become so bloated with testing and development tools that the project becomes difficult to navigate. Not to mention how much more bandwidth is needed to pull and push updates to your code base each time you work on a new …

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Debugging WordPress with Local by Flywheel, (neo)vim, and xdebug

Introduction Local by Flywheel is a popular tool for getting quick and reliable WordPress installations running on your computer. One of its lesser-known features is the inclusion of xdebug support. xdebug is a PHP extension that allows for real-time debugging of PHP code. Today, we’re going to go over how to get both of these …

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Tools to Boost Remote Work Productivity

Any job requires planning, organization and communication, but remote work needs all of those things ten-fold. Working remotely comes with its own set of distractions, depending on how and where you work. Distractions might happen in the form of the hustle and bustle from your favorite coffee shop or the attention needed by your pets …

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How a Remote Work Company Can Still Be Successful When Slack Goes Down

As a 100% distributed company with remote work employees across the US (and one in Canada!), WebDevStudios (WDS) relies on Slack as our main internal communication tool. So when Slack goes down, as it did yesterday, our team is directly affected, but the reactions are pretty comical. When you’re working remote and @SlackHQ has been …

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Database Management – WebDevStudios

What Is Database Management? Very simply put, database management is knowing how to access, configure, debug, and manage your database. For some website owners, this isn’t really a concern. Even developers rarely need to poke around with the database, and for many of us, it’s just a piece of software that someone configured once and, as …

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