Welcome to the Bootstrapious Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimising your business or website.
I have tested every recommendation on this page and many of the resources listed here are used by me every day.
Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure.
I build my templates with
Gulp is a toolkit for automating painful or time-consuming tasks in your development workflow, so you can stop messing around and build something.
I use Gulp and its plugins to sync my code editor and browser, to add vendor prefixes to CSS, copy 3rd party libraries, everything. I can't imagine my life without it. Or I can but I wouldn't like to code the old way at all.
Pug, formerly known as Jade, is a templating language for Node.JS.
I use it to simplify the creation of the HTML part of my templates. It eliminates the need to rewrite a code snippet in 20 HTML files as it enables you to include templates, layouts, create mixins and reuse them and much, much more.
Even though I create HTML templates, I write them in Pug :)
I've always been a Windows guy for various reasons.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run Linux environments -- including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications -- directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a virtual machine.
If you do web development on Windows, I highly recommend you give a WSL a try.
Free & powerful project management
Trello is a free collaboration tool that organises your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
I use Trello to coordinate tasks for Bootstrapious and as my personal GTD board too.
Get 20% more traffic for your website.
Free SumoMe tools help me to grow Bootstrapious' audience every day. Their tools like Share, Heatmaps, Listbuilder, Welcome mat are so easy to install - just paste one line of code to your website or Wordpress theme. Need more info? Read my tutorial.
I love it.
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