My thoughts can sort of seem scattered all over the place in my writings in between ideas, examples, advice, etc. so I like to have some big ideas at the top of what I’m attempting to explain to reveal exactly the point I’m trying to get across. So be sure to read those. The most important one I’m trying to drive home in this article is the last one which is: Be the version of yourself that you’ve always wanted to be, today. Do the things that you’ve always wanted to do, today. In the future, you’ll have external and…


One way to instantly write better React code is to use React styled components, instead of the traditional method of regular jsx and css/sass. It might seem like a lot in the beginning and maybe something you don’t want to pick up because of how much it’s going to change your code, but it’s DEFINITELY worth it and you will love it after getting used to it. It’s not difficult to pick up at all because it’s basically what you’re already used to doing in React, which is creating components and placing them where they need to go. If you…


Gathering feedback from users in the correct manner is essential to doing a good job as a UX designer. I say in the correct manner, because there’s a lot of ways you can go about gathering feedback and not all of them are good.


Self-discipline plays a very large role when it comes to building success for yourself. You have to keep yourself disciplined and if you are like most people, you will be a constant fight with your weaker self who is not ready for all the good changes you are making. The thing is though, if you stay with it, you will eventually win this battle and the new you will shine through nice and bright. …


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Being productive is something that most people find difficult to do. We live in a world where there is nothing but constant distraction around us and it can be very easy for us to get taken away from our work. Being able to sit and be productive is becoming a very rare and valuable skill, so I wanted to give a few suggestions on how you can increase your productivity.

#1 Identify your ‘WHY’ that keeps you going

It’s hard to get to work, especially for long periods of time. In order to do work, you have to have a reason for why you are doing what you…


As a web designer specializing in designing real estate websites, I’ve looked at hundreds of real estate websites for realtors and read tons of articles about them. With all of this research, I have come up with the 5 things that I think should be on every real estate agent website. Now, there are of course more than 5 tips I could give you here, but some things are up to personal preference and don’t really NEED to be on the website. The 6 things I go over here are the things I think should go on EVERY agent’s website…


When it comes to web development, there are tons of resources out there for us to use. And for every tool and resource out there, there’s likely multiple alternatives that work just as well with minor differences so it just comes down to personal preference. That is the case with the tools I’m going to share with you here, but I’ve been using each of these tools for the past couple of years and they’ve helped me A LOT, so I wanted to make sure I shared these specific ones. …

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