There’s is always some boilerplate that you need to add at the start of every project. Since most of us are using Codepen for some of these challenges, I thought I’d share one of mine.
I like to set up “template bookmarklets”. These allow me to open a new tab, hit the bookmarklet, and go direct to a fresh pen with my desired boilerplate and settings. From there, I can add a name and save it… or test some code and close it without saving (I’ve done that while debugging personal projects and help topics here on fCC).
- Start a new pen.
- Add your boilerplate.
- Change your settings.
- Give it a name, toggle the “template” switch and save.
- Close that tab.
- Create a new pen from template.
- Bookmark that before saving.
Here’s an image “walk-through”.
I have a few general purpose ones. The
ConsolePen opens Codepen to just display the scripts and console windows; very helpful for quick debugging.
Do you have any productivity hacks like this? I’d love to learn them.