How do you sit and code for so damn long all day, every day?

How do you sit and code for so damn long? I feel like my wrists are going to snap off and my back/neck is deforming. Your day goes something like this, as it does for a lot of people… Wake up… SIT in your car and drive to work Or SIT maybe stand on public […]

List of free pomodoro apps to improve your productivity as a web developer

Looking for a pomodoro app, to help keep you on task and productive? Below is a list of different options for different OS’s Windows Tomighty is free and open source. Mac http://www.tomighty.org/ is free and open source. Android Pomodroido is a simple Android app to help you concentrate and be productive. Clockwork Tomato has a […]

Why breaking time and tasks in to small blocks will increase your productivity as a web developer

I’m a chronic procrastinator – how do I break it? I could be changing the world, but instead I’m putting in the bare minimum and no matter what trick or method I try I can’t seem to beat it. Sound familiar?  You know what needs to be done, but put it off… I always have a […]

How to stay productive when traveling and working as a Web Developer

Working remotely and traveling is a balancing act of maintaining your productivity whilst keeping up to date on your work.  Keeping your clients / customers / boss happy and continuing to earn money at the same time as enjoying your travels to new cities, countries and continents. Traveling and unexpected delays in traveling along with […]

How do you deal with stress as a web developer?

Life can be stressful enough, work as a web developer has it’s own unique stresses from dealing with users who don’t know what they are doing, managers who don’t know what they are managing and technology that never stands still. At times and some days at multiple times in the day the stress can feel […]

Why you should keep a routine when working remotely as a freelancer

Transitioning to freelancing and working at home or at a remote location from your client can run riot over your life… I find myself working late, and then when I get in bed my brain is still active and I cannot sleep, so I end up going to bed at 1 or 2 in the […]

How to get paid, when you work remotely from your client as a Freelance Web Developer?

If you are working remotely from your client there is a good chance you are in a different country.  Payment providers charge fees and use favorable  (for them) exchange rates and banks love to charge fees whenever they can. There are a lot of options out there, a favorite for many is PayPal, but… “It […]

Why you should track your time for you and your clients

My client wanted proof that I worked the amount of hours that I said I did… What’s the best way to prove you worked for the amount of hours you said you did on what you were meant to be working on, on which day? You are taking the time to record your time? Right? […]

Increase your concentration and productivity by beating noise with more noise!

“Working from a public space involves dealing with noise levels that are for me, entirely counterproductive.” Getting distracted by noise while programming?  Suffering from not being able to concentrate whilst developing and being interrupted by annoying noises? “What about listening to a white noise app?” You can beat that annoying noise with white noise, get […]