Work flow: Part 1
Working on a website remotely is a bit burdensome. I’ve always preferred to work locally then push my changes up to a production or live server. This too requires either maintaining code in two places (not such a big deal with Git), or working through some editor via ftp/sftp, etc. This method works pretty well, but has its own issues. For the latter I’ve used several tools to accomplish this from Dreamweaver, to Textmate + Transmit and More recently Coda.
The last editor in that list, Coda, is great, it has a ton of features, but it is not as zen like to use as TextMate. I recently found Sublime Text 2 which has quickly become my editor of choice. It is still in beta and stands to become even better. Net-tuts has a great tips-n-tricks to get you started http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-and-tips/sublime-text-2-tips-and-tricks/
So, bridging the gap in server/local development. Therein lies the challenge. We will look at some techniques to get this accomplished as seamlessly as possible.
To be continued…..