Trello Template Tip

Concept of iteration

I thought I would share a process technique that saves me some time. 

Like many developers/designers, I use Trello to manage my workflow and projects. I am a Scrum Master so am kind of anal when it comes to processes.

I even have purchased some add-ons to make my Trello life easier and might cover those someday…but for today’s tip…

I find that there are some things I do that are repetitive. I do not want to waste my time retyping things such as checklists. Perhaps it is the object-oriented side of my brain, but I prefer the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) to the WET (We Enjoy Typing) principle. So I use a process in Trello to create templates.

What I do is create a board for just my templates. As an example, I am a professor. So every semester, I have to get my courses ready and I use the same checklist every term. 

I went into my template board and created a card entitled, ‘Course Checklist’. I then have a checklist within that card that are the items I do on every single course.

I have a board for every course I teach. At the beginning of the semester, I go into my template Trello board and open up the course checklist card. On the right side there is a button called, ‘Copy’. When you click this button, you can copy the current card to any board and list you want in Trello. So I copy my card to each course to the ‘To Do’ list…and “Ta-Da!” I have a checklist to start working.

I do this on a lot of things regardless of whether it is a course I am teaching or an application I am writing. Another example is whenever I begin an application. I always have to jump through the necessary hoops to set up the environment for development…another good use of templates.

So save yourself some time and use the Trello copy feature to create your own templates!

Happy Coding!

Clay Hess

More To Explore

computer, laptop, work place-2982270.jpg
Code

Unlocking Wireless Communication: A Dive into the Bluetooth API

Wireless communication has become an integral part of our daily lives, and Bluetooth technology is at the forefront of this revolution, enabling devices to exchange data over short distances and creating a world more interconnected than ever before. At the heart of this technology lies the Bluetooth Application Programming Interface (API), a powerful tool for developers looking to harness the capabilities of Bluetooth in their applications. In this blog post, we’ll explore what the Bluetooth API is, how it works, and the possibilities it opens up for innovation in wireless communication.

lighthouse, beacon, atlantic-8578318.jpg
Code

Understanding the Beacon API: Simplifying Asynchronous Data Transfers

In today’s data-driven world, web applications often need to send data back to the server. Traditionally, this has been done using AJAX requests or similar methods. However, these techniques can come with a cost, especially when dealing with data that needs to be sent during the unload phase of a document, such as tracking and diagnostic data. This is where the Beacon API shines by allowing developers to send data to a server more reliably and efficiently.

Share This Post

small_c_popup.png

Need help?

Let's have a chat...


Login

Jump Back In!

Here at Webolution Designs, we love to learn. This includes sharing things we have learned with you. 

Register

Begin Your Learning Journey Today!

Come back inside to continue your learning journey.