Web Developer and Designer Essentials: How to Boost Productivity

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A day in the life of a web developer and designer is busy, meticulous and quite long. Whether you work in an office or remotely, I’m sure there are some things you cannot leave the house without. Check out 5 of Terabit’s essentials for productivity.

1. Ergonomic Chair

I’m sure many who work office jobs can agree that when you’re spending all day at your desk, comfort is KEY! Web developers and designers are notorious for working long, gruelling hours to ensure clients are satisfied and projects are completed in time. Between staring at computer screens and sitting for long periods of time, a comfortable and supportive chair is crucial for success and comfort. Although, ergonomic desk chairs may cost more than anticipated, spending a little extra is well worth it for the increase in productivity and comfortability.

2. Dual Monitors

Developers and designers are no strangers to multi-tasking and often have quite a lot to take in. Thus, many developers enjoy having multiple monitors to enhance work productivity and efficiency. The dual monitors are excellent for multi-tasking, as the screens directly beside each other allow you to compare and contrast screens and closely edit, seeing as the work is so detailed and intricate.

3. Headphones

Whether it’s white noise, instrumental, hard rock or a podcast, throwing on your favourite playlist can act as a great mood and energy booster. It’s personal preference, but often headphones provide a shield to any external noises, such as office chatter, and helps keep you on track. If you find yourself getting distracted by conversations going on around you, then perhaps noise cancelling headphones are a good option.

4. Coffee

Of course, coffee! Perhaps this applies to everyone, not just web developers. Nonetheless, coffee is essential for a successful day. When a project deadline is fast approaching, web developers and designers may not being getting much sleep – queue coffee! Having a nice coffee machine in the office, such as a Nespresso or Keurig is a great option so employees can quickly get their caffeine fix.

5. Slack

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Slack! With over 9 million weekly users, Slack is one of the most popular internal communications platforms for businesses, especially for remote teams. Slack is not only handy for tech industries where many employees work remotely, but it’s also great for employees that are sitting in the same office. There is nothing worse than someone interrupting your train of thought when you’re in the zone. Thus, if it is not urgent, Slack can be used to just send a quick message to the correct person.

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