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    Once I was a Factory Worker goofy's Avatar
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    Web Development Environment Setup

    When you have multiple people working together on a range of sites, Ie: a web design / development team, what do you recommend in setting up the infrastructure. Ie Tools, systems etc

    I'm working is a group of 3-5 people and we are looking at improving our workflow as everyone works locally on their machine. Just wondering how others have migrated to a better web dev environment.
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    SitePoint Wizard cranial-bore's Avatar
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    Well I don't work in a team, but I'd look into source control (subversion or CVS). The idea is that the project assests are kept centrally and checked out, modified, and returned in a controlled manner.
    The source control system handles the differences in files to stop people overwriting other peoples work. It also keeps a history of every file so a previous version can be reverted to.

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    A good long term solution would be to read up on project management - there are principles involved that tools can't replace. One book I can recommend is "Web ReDesign 2.0 - Workflow That Works" (by Kelly Goto & Emily Cotler).

    Suggesting specific tools depends on the type/complexity of your projects, but if version control is an issue I would consider taking cranial's advice on a CVS.

    I use Basecamp to manage my team projects and it's OK for my needs - I'm not doing anything too crazy. Simply "subscribing to it" won't fix anything though, it's still up to you to organize the project/workflow properly.

    You may also want to contact Sagewing (a Sitepoint member) about some help. (He may even end up posting here.)

    Good Luck!

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    Last edited by firehous; Oct 12, 2006 at 08:30.
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