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Templates for HTML Coding

The HTML coding is quite a chore, and sometimes it all comes down to putting together a few standard pieces into one page. And so it's worth thinking about reusing those pieces in your next projects.

First, I made a library of layouts: one-column, two-column, three-column, etc.

Then I noticed that some dynamic elements occur quite often. I decided to combine them into separate modules: image slider, drop-down menu, lightboxes, popups—I put the code for each of these elements into separate files. In addition to them I wrote CSS placeholders in which I had prewritten the names of the necessary properties for module integration.

I had templates for projects before, but they were not convenient to use. Mainly because they were not universal. Now it's better: today I made a standard template layout without needing to write half of it. There was no problem with the dynamics too—I inserted the code in the correct place and provided a link to a script file. As a result, it saved me 2-3 hours.

The moral of the story: collect solutions and automate your routine.

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