The MUST HAVE Guide to Fixing Your Broken Deck
Does your website’s deck section look like it was put together at the last minute? Are you leaving money on the table because your deck design is a disaster?
This guide will teach you how to create a beautiful, modern, and attention-grabbing deck that gets results.
Don’t just take it from us — let our past customers speak for themselves:
“I’ve been in the industry for 30 years and have never seen anything like this before. This is a game changer.” – Robert Tharp, CEO of Tharpco Inc.
“This has totally reenergized my design process. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself!” – Jennifer Smith, Designer at Google
Welcome to the MUST HAVE Guide to Fixing Your Broken Deck. This guide will walk you through the process of fixing your deck, step by step.
If you’ve never fixed a deck before and have been just too scared to try, I hope this guide helps you overcome that fear and start building working decks again. If you’ve fixed a deck in the past but have had less-than-stellar results, I hope this guide helps you improve your success rate so that you can go back to fixing your broken decks with confidence. And if you’d like some extra help along the way, we’re happy to assist! Just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @peardeck. We’re here to help!
Let’s get started.
Your deck is broken.
You’re reading this because you know that…
It’s not your fault.
The deck building industry has been spreading lies about what makes a strong, durable deck for decades.
In fact, the average homeowner has NO IDEA how to build a solid, long-lasting deck that will last for decades with minimal annual maintenance.
And you don’t have time to become an expert in this stuff. You just want a beautiful, functional deck that will be the envy of your neighbors and withstand the test of time… without breaking the bank.
That’s why we created this guide: to cut through the misinformation and reveal EXACTLY how to build a structurally sound, beautiful deck that will last for decades with minimal annual maintenance.
By the end of this guide, you’ll learn exactly how to do it right… and avoid making expensive mistakes that cause decks to collapse or rot away within a few short years.
Your deck has been broken by a bug.
You’re not alone! It happens to the best of us. If you’re not already familiar with debugging, this article will help you get started. If you are, and you’d like to look at some common issues and how to fix them, read on!
To start off, let’s first review the basics of how code works.
When you write a program in code, it gets translated into a language that computers understand. This process is called compiling or interpreting. Computers read programs in binary code (0s and 1s) and then execute them.
If there’s an error in the program somewhere, it won’t run correctly. Some errors are easy to spot and others are harder because they’re hidden behind layers of abstraction (useful when programming but also confusing sometimes). The goal here is just to identify what’s wrong so that we can fix it!
You’ve built a great deck and you’re ready to share it with the world! But wait… where’s that image you uploaded? Or that video?
You might have accidentally used an unsupported URL. That means instead of the media you wanted, your learners see a sad broken box where something could be.
We want to help you fix that. Here’s how:
We’ve all had to deal with a deck that just doesn’t seem to cooperate. Maybe it’s not running out of cards at an appropriate time, or maybe it won’t shuffle correctly. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the top errors you might encounter in your decks, and how to fix them. Keep in mind that if you’re experiencing a lot of these errors, your best bet is to delete the deck and start from scratch.
My deck keeps adding more slides at the end!
Often times people will accidentally add more slides to their deck than they intended when copying and pasting pre-made content. To fix this problem, check the box next to “Keep Slides Hidden” in the Deck Settings tab under Advanced Options.
My deck doesn’t seem to be shuffling!
If your deck is not shuffling as expected, simply delete all of the slides except for one, then add them back into the deck again. This should fix any issues with randomizing your content.
My deck is running out of cards even though there are still slides left!
This usually happens when users have undone edits to their current slide after their last save point. Click on “Undo Edits” beneath your slide preview on the right hand side
By the time you are done with this guide, you will know more about your set of cards from a code perspective than we do.
For the sake of transparency, we have made all of our code available to view and fork on GitHub. If you are interested in seeing what it takes to build Peardeck from scratch, check out our repository: https://github.com/peardeck/peardeck_slides
If you go through this guide and still need help, please contact us at email@example.com.