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Potluck EP × Remote Work × Headless WordPress × Good Client Questions × Alternate Careers × React API Credentials: It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott talk about freelancing best practices, tips for working remotely, what they would do if they had to pick a different career, and much more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of...

Potluck EP × Remote Work × Headless WordPress × Good Client Questions × Alternate Careers × React API Credentials: It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott talk about freelancing best practices, tips for working remotely, what they would do if they had to pick a different career, and much more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of...

FromSyntax - Tasty Web Development Treats


Potluck EP × Remote Work × Headless WordPress × Good Client Questions × Alternate Careers × React API Credentials: It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott talk about freelancing best practices, tips for working remotely, what they would do if they had to pick a different career, and much more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of...

FromSyntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

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Length:
64 minutes
Released:
Jul 4, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

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It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott talk about freelancing best practices, tips for working remotely, what they would do if they had to pick a different career, and much more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at freshbooks.com/syntax and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section. Coffeecup’s CSS Grid Builder Tool — Sponsor Check out Coffeecup’s CSS Grid.cc builder tool and resources to learn, prototype and build next gen layouts with CSS Grid! Show Notes 4:48 How long should you stay with each job and/or company? 8:20 What is the best way to work remotely? Tips for remote working Have a dedicated space Clear on and off times Have a time for winding down Make specific TODO lists Use blocking software to help you stay focused Switch up the scenery / Work in different places 15:26 What are the trade-offs with using WordPress in a headless setup vs a tradition setup? 21:28 How do you deal with API credentials in React? 27:15 How do you keep an eye on performance with an app/site over the long-term? Check uptime Check the performance features in browser dev tools Use error checking software Host-based performance tools Newrelic pingdom LogRocket 34:28 What happened to Canvas after all the hype around HTML5 a few years ago? 40:15 How do you deal with analysis paralysis? Just get to work - you can always change things later Do research, but don’t let it get in the way of shipping 44:05 If you were forced to change your career (and it had to be something you’ve never done professionally in the past), what would it be? Wes: Some sort of buying and selling (eBay, Amazon, etc,) Example: Buying things at wholesale prices and selling them with a markup Scott: Could go a lot of different directions. Example: DJ, Snowboarding instructor, develop a video game that is a sequel to Cruis’n USA 50:14 As a freelance developer, what are some good questions to ask before taking on a client? Budget Scope Preferred communication methods How do you make money? What are the ultimate goals? Basically, ask as many questions as possible ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Goodhertz Wes: Audiobook: Anything You Want by Derek Sivers Shameless Plugs Scott’s Level 1 Electron Course Wes’ Courses are all on sale Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets
Released:
Jul 4, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode