If you can competently and repeatedly produce a solid product and sell your ExpressionEngine skills with confidence, you're going to be able to charge more money for your services. Our rate has tripled over the last few years, and I believe after reading this guide you'll feel confident enough to charge what you're worth.
Your client isn't just buying an ExpressionEngine site - they're buying you. So what separates you from any other EE shop? It's the details. With my practical advice on setting up and customizing EE projects, you too can make your clients sing your praises.
I show you a sensible way to structure an EE site for secure, no-nonsense development. It's the method Masuga Design uses to build EE sites.
How do you version control an EE site with Git? What should I ignore? How do I set up a development site? I answer these questions and more.
Security is critical for your websites, and EE makes security easy–if you take advantage of it. I show you quick methods to make your sites more secure.
Not a hardcore command-line person? Don't worry: config and database file setup for working locally and deploying remotely that isn't overly complex.
Customizing an EE site is easy, beneficial for your clients, and will help set you apart from other shops who don't go the extra mile.
Using war stories from the trenches, I offer a lot of common sense when it comes to putting sites together (and maybe a couple rants).
I've seen some…interesting…setups and situations. I use these experiences as examples to explain how we solved things differently.
From ExpressionEngine Answers to URL Schematics to the devot:ee forums, I discuss various EE resources and their relative merits.
Even those with many years of ExpressionEngine experience will likely find something new and helpful. If everyone adopted the practices in this book, it would be a net gain for ExpressionEngine-powered sites as a whole. I am more than happy to add this book to my recommended reading list for all ExpressionEngine users.
You'll get one awesome PDF file.
All the knowledge, no-nonsense. Download it now and get reading!
You'll get a PDF, an ePub, and an m4b file for the audiobook. I'll ship the physical book to you at the address you provide when you order.