Maybe I should be embarrassed for not doing this a long time ago, but something that’s been a huge time-saver for me over the last few months is saving my custom JS and CSS snippets locally.
Then whenever I was working on a new site and needed similar functionality, I’d try to remember where I created it before, log in to the site, and search to find it.
Now whenever I create code I know I’ll probably use again, I save it to a snippet manager.
I’m personally using massCode (free and open source), but you can also use GitHub or Snipit, or VS Code or whatever works best for you.
I love that I can search for a snippet or tag and find it within 2 seconds. I love that I can have multiple versions of one snippet – in case I need to make modifications but don’t want to lose the original.
I have it backing up locally too, so I don’t need to worry about a client shutting down their site and losing that custom work forever.
If you’re still logging into client sites just to grab a custom CSS or JS snippet you made in the past, I’d highly recommend checking one of these tools out!