These are my affiliate links for the various products I use and recommend.
Time Doctor – Time tracking and project team management
If you are a design client who is taking over maintenance of your website, you will likely need at least these to keep your site running. I can advise on others based on our work together.
GeneratePress Pro – Clean, fast, extensible theme. I use it for everything.
Elementor Pro – User friendly page builder.
Cleantalk – totally worth the nominal yearly fee. Stops contact form spam immediately.
Recently, I was asked what my favorite part of web development is…. for me, this answer ebbs and flows with the phases of website design and implementation.
I love nailing the basics of a design on the first sketch. It took me a long time to learn how to ask the right questions in the discovery phase to present prototypes that inspire clients to move to the next phase of the project.
I love finding tools that help my clients automate and accomplish their goals. I started creating with WordPress over a decade ago and have learned quite a bit on how to identify trustworthy plugins and themes, empower content creators, secure websites and maintain brand identities.
I love pushing the edge of my knowledge. A long time ago, in a software marketing department far, far away, I taught myself the basics of web design after my boss needed to fire our startup’s webmaster. I know just enough php to be dangerous because WordPress doesn’t always do what I want. I’ve fallen in love with the power of wp-cli. Google is my friend. I love that code can become art.
I love a successful launch. I love when a client emails me to thank me because the orders are rolling in. I love the ‘A-ha moment’ clients have when I sit with them to teach them to maintain their content, add blog posts, promote products, etc. I love projects where I learn things and feel accomplished.