My workflow is getting more and more fluid but working on a local and going through the stages to testing and then going live is getting quite tedious especially when working with WordPress and it’s database. Working with just plain HTML is perfect. I design and code up the web site in HTML & Sass then Hammer takes care of most other things. Then I start working on my local hosted WordPress install for that project and start building up the sections using the Advanced Custom Fields plugin and then start changing the content that can be changed for the custom field id’s in the php files that I have made from the existing HTML. Great, all good. It works lovely on my local machine but now for taking it all across to there server… :/
To be continued…
Certain areas for a rapid ‘thought > write > post’ workflow that I would ideally need.
I would need a quick way to write ideally in Markdown with an option of it remaining in limbo so I can add to it or tweak it at a moments notice. I would also like the option of writing being synced to my iOS devices also. There are probably a few option for this but I don’t want ‘app overload’ and bouncing from one application to the next just to make a post. Maybe something that syncs with Dropbox, iCloud or Evernote.
- Mac quick post (menu bar app)
- Sync to and from iOS / Mac
- Easy post when complete
I had grand ideas, so grand in fact that they blurred my vision and in the end nothing got finished. I wanted this blog to be amazing but now I understand that the main thing that matters in the actual content and not the polish.
So I will use a temp theme that took me all of three seconds to find and will build up my theme behind the curtains whilst the content can still be published. This probably works out best as I can actually make the theme on top of the content so I now know exactly what I’m building on rather than making the theme and later on realising it could have been better a different way.
Be warned I will probably mess around with a few things along this journey, but hey, at least I finally started moving, right?