Introducing the Reference and Bargain Bin

Update: The Bargain Bin was retired and it’s no longer available.

I’ve been working on my reference articles for a while and increasing them over time with more information. I enjoy working on them (I’m probably the only one that says this about writing technical documentation) mainly because I see their impact on the community. Based on the comments, emails, and analytics, these sections are the top ones for this site.

I thought about making them look a bit better with all of this in mind. But you’ve noticed that I don’t like doing things the same way as everyone else, so why would a reference be boring?

The Reference

Introducing “the reference”. The reference is a single page that connects to the pages of the other references. It looks good (in my opinion, of course), and it allows me to make things a bit more dynamic and provide content faster. I changed the main menu to enable faster navigation to these pages

So you’ll find the following pages now:

Each page will contain the information segmented by topics for faster access. As you can see, there are a lot, and I will continue to push more articles for each section and, in the future more references.

Bargain Bin

The bargain bin is another thing I wanted to do but wanted to do it right. I recommend a lot of stuff, and I wanted to have a place where you can look at all the services I use and enjoy. These can be services about anything, so don’t get scared if you see things unrelated to this site. Like I mentioned before, affiliate links have zero impact on you since you pay the same or less (if I can get you some discount codes, I’ll publish them), but they can help me pay for the software. I posted this page in the past but then removed it because it was not quite as I wanted. I feel that it’s a lot better now, so I feel comfortable separating recommendations and the articles themselves.

Final Thoughts

These are part of the tests that I continue doing on the website. If you don’t like them for some reason or think that there’s a way to make them better, please let me know. I want to make the content as best as possible, so if you feel comfortable writing me a few lines or interacting on Twitter, I would appreciate it.

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Manuel Gomes

I'm a previous Project Manager, and Developer now focused on delivering quality articles and projects here on the site. I've worked in the past for companies like Bayer, Sybase (now SAP), and Pestana Hotel Group and using that knowledge to help you automate your daily tasks

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