November 20, 2014 — Every plugin or theme developer who’s done a lot of development has learned that developing the backend often takes more time than developing the front end. Thinking about how you make your backend look and what you name options can save many, many hours on support. We’ve found in research amongst our own users that default settings often don’t get changed. What does this mean? What to do with it?
November 5, 2014 — It’s hard enough to design a great mobile or Web site but what about experiences that span these devices and more? Join Luke for a set of lessons learned designing Web products that attempt to embrace simultaneous and sequential multi-device use. What worked and, more importantly, what didn’t?
November 20, 2014 — This session takes you through some of the advanced techniques and secrets to get the most out of the ACF ecosystem. It goes through specific examples of real-world usage on sites like NPR, Random House and the Harvard Law Review. With WordPress and ACF, developers can create seamless editing experiences for the people who maintain your sites, better than any enterprise CMS out there.
November 18, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.
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.
November 20, 2014 — If you have recently searched for WordPress speed and performance optimization tips and techniques, you have definitely seen several things being recommended all the time: different caching mechanisms (full page caching plugins, memcached, reverse proxies), sprites, CSS & JS minification, to name a few. All of them are indeed viable and really effective ways to speed up your site performance. However, they may not be equally applicable for everyone and there are cases in which they can actually break your website. This presentation covers what actually can go wrong with each of the most popular and widely accepted performance optimization techniques, how to implement them without breaking your site and how to fix the most common issues with different speed boosters.
October 20, 2014 — It’s said that ideas have power, but an idea’s power lies in its capacity to have an impact on our lives. Some ideas flicker and disappear, others have such force that they underpin everything that we do.
This presentation explores the philosophical underpinnings of WordPress, ideas like freedom, simplicity, and democracy. It looks at these ideas in their most abstract, tracing how they become concrete in the software and the community.
November 14, 2014 — Underscores has become the go-to starter theme in the WordPress community. It serves as a common denominator to reproduce bugs for WordPress Core, it’s what WordPress Theme Review Team administrators point theme authors to, when asked how to improve their review process. It’s also the starter theme of choice for many premium theme shops, selling on Theme Forrest or WordPress.com. What sets it apart from other projects that are built for the same purpose? How did it get to the point it is today? And what might the future look like. Get answers to all these questions and explore the secrets of its success.