Web Development Tools

Managing web development projects is challenging. Here are some of the tools I use to get client approvals, managing tasks, managing code repositories, and more.

Active Collab

I’ve experimented with numerous project management tools over the years, and have switched often. I’ve been using Active Collab for a while now and I’ve found it’s a great fit for how my web projects flow. It also has capabilities for billing, time-tracking and reporting, and has a robust, but not bloated, project management workflow that’s a great fit for me.

Active Collab

SlickPlan

Slickplan is a fantastic website planning tool that I use on all my bigger projects. I first got involved with it when I needed a sitemapping tool, but it’s so much more than that. Yes, it does a fantastic job when it comes to sitemapping, but it’s also a content planner too, so you can attach your content to the various places in your sitemap. Same thing goes for design files too.

SlickPlan

InVision

Designers love this tool because it’s a way to build out design prototypes, and deliver them for review to clients and developers. It’s got feebackĀ and commenting abilities so that you can keep track of change requests right inside the app.

InVision

BitBucket

BitBucket is one of the tools I use for version control for my projects. It’s a fantastic tool that enables me to work with my team on the various projects we work on, save our work, and track changes over time.

BitBucket

Sublime 3 Text Editor

By far my favorite text editor and I use it for all kinds of things, like writing, in addition to web development.

Sublime 3 Text Editor

Freshdesk

I was searching for a helpdesk tool a couple years back and I’m so glad I found Freshdesk. There are a lot of options out there, but FreshDesk’s feature set is as robust as I need it to be, without being overwhelming. It’s done a great job of helping me untangle the huge mess support requests were before I found it.

Freshdesk

MX Toolbox

I use this one just about every day. When you need to check the configuration of a domain name’s mail settings or many other settings, there are a wealth of tools on this site to help.

MX Toolbox

DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com

The internet can sometimes be a tricky beast so it’s always good to get a little perspective before freaking out and rushing in a panic to your hosting provider. This site will let you know whether your site is actually down, or if it’s just an issue for you.

DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com