When building a web on my own I generally face two challenges: what to put in it and how to put it. Usually the urge of getting the job done pushes me to start developing after visualizing the global picture, and I don't spend enough time trying to solve those challenges properly. As a consequence of this haste, I sometimes feel my web sites are lacking something... but what exactly? Here are the bad decisions I made while developing my old website and how I approached them on this new version of my web page.
Web development bad decisions
Writing a sudoku algorithm
My mother has always been a fervent newspaper reader and, throughout the years, she developed the habit of solving the puzzles that come in the last pages. Between those puzzles you can always find a game called sudoku. Two actually; a reasonably difficult one and an evil one. So she was in the middle of filling the first sudoku when I interrupted her. I don't remember what for but I do remember that we talked about sudoku and it was the difference between the two sudoku levels that caught my attention.
Building a subscribers list
As a content writer you owe a great deal to your readers. No matter whether you are a blogger, a writer, a coach or an author, being able to reach your audience will help you get them more engaged with your activity and provides a good way to start selling your products or services in some point in the future. In addition it will keep you motivated to keep writing. Is there anything more pleasant than knowing that someone cares about your ideas?
PWA: Make your website available offline
If you are visiting this website from a mobile device, you might have seen the following message at the bottom of the screen. No, I am not trying to hack you. I have made my website a progressive web app and, as such, it can be accessed offline and it can be installed in Android and iOS devices. Keep reading and turn your website into a PWA in less than 15 minutes!