Tools of the trade are important to every professional.
A Tool is a piece of specific software that does a specific job, there are tools that like to bundle other aspects of a task into it, in order to broaden its reach or its desirability.
From experience, I don’t like those type of tools, they seem to do a broad range of tasks but NOT very well.
So below, I have included a brief breakdown of some of the tools that I use on a daily basis. Its not the complete list but gives you an idea of what I use and how I use them.
This CMS(Content Management Service) is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is both free and priceless at the same time.
You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.
I use a handful of the same Plugins all the time, because they do what they say they do and they do it well.
Join more than 12 million people who use MailChimp to connect with their customers and grow their businesses every day.
Basically a Hosting service, very reasonably priced against the competitors, with fantastic response times for technical questions etc.
A brilliant way to organize all your snippets and save them for easy access when you need them them.
The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Whether you’re a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.
FTP or “File Transfer protocol” FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
A fantastic way of saving files and making them accessible on any device, brilliant if you wish to share a file with a client or friend, it saves you clogging valuable space on your server.
Every website needs a “Domain Name”, and there is no better place to store them all. If you need to register a D.N. then you are better keeping with one you know otherwise they are all spread out and before you know it- the reminder email is overlooked and BOOM!, you’ve lost it. My safe place is CrazyDomains.
Like Adobe, CoffeeCup Software offer a range of task orientated software solutions, They are not as big as Adobe but there products are still very much “game changing”.
Fantastic array of high quality “Mock-Ups” to help display your product or design in an imaginative way, some excellent products available here.
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