SCSS/SASS, a preprocessor that made your CSS look way more manageable. I recently bit the bullet and tried out Tailwind CSS. It's safe to say I'm not looking back. I still use CSS or SCSS/SASS for small things that may not be practical use Tailwind for, or require
!important for, but I've been loving Tailwind a ton.
This can take anywhere from a long day or two, or almost 3 months (like my portfolio redesign haha). It really depends on what my deadlines are and how much I want to do, if it's a personal project. If I want to go above and beyond on my own stuff, I'll do it if it seems fun.
With things like the web redesign for Michael, I spent a good amount of time nailing in the colour scheme with his orange and muted black (or grey, whatever suits your fancy), while still bringing in interesting designings to components of every page.
When I finish a client's site, it's always up to them where it gets hosted. Most of the time, I've recommended they use Vercel and pair it with their analytical tool if they need the data. Most all of them have followed said advice and— well, I haven't heard any complaints yet!
I personally love Vercel since the dashboard is just a piece of piss to use. If I needed the data from their analytics for my portfolio, it's quite literally one click away, which is half the reason I recommend it to clients.
Once a site is done, I usually give it a day before giving it to a client. I like to look at it the next day to see if everything not only still works but looks good. It's the same philosophy you should really have for any big purchase. Look at an assortment, narrow to things you like, and sleep on it. But, once it's all done and dusted, a beautiful 7z is made or I have been graciously been working on a Git repo, which means the work has been submitted ages ago.
Although I don't always go into it, I've always enjoyed doing design and development. It technically means I always get the outcome I like when it comes to making software, which no one complains about when they're making something, themselves. I do still enjoy other avenues though. Maybe I'll write something up on that in the future.
Until then, cheers.
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