September 17, 2014 — Responsive Web Design is about to get a whole lot more responsive with the element for responsive images and Flexbox for responsive layouts. In this talk front end developer and web standards expert Morten Rand-Hendriksen will provide the audience with everything they need to use these new tools today and show how a true mobile-first workflow will help them make cleaner, more efficient, and more responsive WordPress sites. You’ve heard about and Flexbox and now you’ll know how to implement them in your WordPress projects today! The future is now and it is responsive.
June 11, 2014 — Foundation is an advanced framework that allows developers to quickly build future-friendly websites. Foundation CSS performs the heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on the creative. Steve will show you how he uses Foundation to focus on mobile-first design and why Foundation is the perfect companion to Underscores.
September 2, 2014 — Pseudo-selectors are my favorite CSS tool. They make it possible to create some amazing visual effects, while keeping your HTML semantic and minimizing the images on your site. This presentation introduces the basic concept of pseudo-selectors, and goes over the various pseudo-selectors that are available and when they are useful. It provides examples from sites I have developed of how I have used pseudo-selectors to achieve visual effects that would have been very difficult or even impossible without them.
June 16, 2014 — A brief intro to AngularJS, followed by a tutorial on building a single page app with it (and using WordPress to power the backend).
September 16, 2014 — What is a child theme and why should you care? WordPress themes make it easy to create a good-looking site fast but they’re not always exactly what we want out of the box. Child themes allow you to quickly and easily change things like link color, font, and content area dimensions while leaving the original theme untouched. This presentation walks you through the basics of setting up a child theme. Basic CSS and FTP knowledge are recommended but not required.
September 18, 2014 — In this talk, we’ll look at version control using Git. We’ll use a nice GUI so we need deal minimally (if at all), with command line stuff. We’ll find out how becoming comfortable with version control will empower us to make all the dumb mistakes we want, which can enable better design, better code, better writing.
September 17, 2014 — A discussion about social media. Listen to local experts talk about how they utilize social media for success.
September 19, 2014 — WordPress is built with PHP. It helps to know the basics so you can understand and make changes to your theme’s templates. This session will not make you into a programmer, but will explain a lot of what you will see when you look at the code that powers your site.
September 8, 2014 — This presentation talks about version control and WordPress. Specifically we’re going to look at Git, and how you can clone a git repository (like Github, BitBucket, BeanStalk, Gitlab, etc) to a live server and use your local machine to make and test changes. You’ll need to have some familiarity with SSH and a basic idea of what git is (Wikipedia is fine), but otherwise I’ll assume you’ve never used git and WordPress together and I’ll walk you through how you can do that.