Development needs to be more then just code. It needs to be thought out and planned so that what’s being created is scale-able usable and re-usable. Simply coding without a plan in place can lead to technical debt. In the same way that a Designer needs to think about what their Design might look like a Developer needs time to think about how their code will be structured.
Google Searching (More important then you would think)
This list can grow at anytime, as I’m always picking up and learning new tools and languages. I’m a quick learner and I’ll try and learn the best way to use what I’m learning.
Web Development is complicated trade involving a lot of different pieces. From UX, to Design, Coding, and even Content. All of these pieces come together to build a coesive package. One thing I’ve prided myself in is having experience in all aspects on web site creation.
Using Photoshop to craft site mockups, from microsites to full site UIs.
Using HTML and CSS to craft site prototypes from scratch with minimal use of images, this allows for quick turn around if tweaks are to be made.
Cropping and cutting photos to fit various sizes and spaces.
Making adjustments to photo levels and colour balance.
Working in tandem with UX and Designers to build sites that not only look good but follow best practices both visually and on the backend.
What would a website be without content? Content comes in various forms, Editorial, Video, Audio, Photography. Making sure all of it is presented in a useable manner is important to any site’s life. And making sure that it’s searchable and viewable on multiple devices ensures that the site’s content reaches as many people as possible.
Editing content from an HTML perspective making sure that it’s clean, readable and follows SEO best practices.
Sourcing stock images from various photography sites for use in articles which range from news pieces to evergreen content.
Recording and editing video and audio for use in podcasts and editorial video pieces.
Creating motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. (Link)