It’s a question that’s asked of me a lot. When do you need to redo your site? It’s something I want to deep dive into in a post here in the near future.
In the meantime, check out the article linked below that just brushes the surface of some reasons why you may need to consider redoing your site.
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I’ve been meaning to post a link to this article from Six Revisions for months.
I’m a huge fan of version control as part of workflow, even in freelance and small shop settings. Nothing beats having a history of all the files you’re developing.
I originally started out with Subversion, but switched over to Git half a dozen years back now. There’s no reason not to be using version control in modern day development.
Why You Should Use Git
This is a great little primer on all the different ways to setup redirects with different languages and server technologies.
How to Redirect a Web Page
When reading a post on Quora about PHP this morning, someone suggested watching the video linked below before getting into a flame war about any given language.
It’s a short (less than five minutes) video/presentation back from CodeMash 2012. It’s hilarious and sadly insightful.
A lightning talk by Gary Bernhardt from CodeMash 2012
Everything you are building on the web these days should have responsive code, unless you have a really good reason or super-specialized application. Using just CSS and fluid layouts, it’s pretty simple to setup responsive sites, but images are a bit trickier.
The article and screencast below from earlier this year gives good insight on cracking responsive images.
Figuring Out Responsive Images