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  • Lisa Ghisolf: A House with No Walls - Creating a Site Structure for the Future

    Lisa Ghisolf: A House with No Walls – Creating a Site Structure for the Future

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Lisa Ghisolf

    July 27, 2014 &#8212 Whether your site is five pages or 500, it needs a strong foundation that plans for growth.

    We’ll cover site maps, content strategy, user interaction and experience so you have a plan for your site now, and down the road. We’ll also touch on best practices for doing it all over again for mobile [hint: it's not just shrinking everything down!].

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  • Sam Hotchkiss: Building and Managing Large Multisite Networks

    Sam Hotchkiss: Building and Managing Large Multisite Networks

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Sam Hotchkiss

    July 26, 2014 &#8212 In my agency, we handle a couple of 1,000+ site multisite networks for the mortgage industry. This talk goes over the challenges we’ve faced, both technical and business.

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  • John James Jacoby: Multisite and Multi-network

    John James Jacoby: Multisite and Multi-network

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: John James Jacoby

    July 26, 2014 &#8212 WordPress Multisite is great, but what most people actually want is multiple networks. In this talk (good for all experience levels), I’ll explain what networks are, why you’d use them, and how to unlock this powerful and hidden WordPress core feature.

  • Hilary Fosdal: No Regrets Web Design

    Hilary Fosdal: No Regrets Web Design

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Hilary Fosdal

    July 25, 2014 &#8212 This presentation will change how you interact with your clients, colleagues and future employers. For designers and coders who want to see more of their work materialize, you’ll walk away with techniques you can start using immediately.

    From this presentation viewers will:
    1) learn how to sell your web designs,
    2) understand how to better communicate with clients/bosses, and
    3) build web designs without regret.

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  • Josh Broton: You Don’t Need jQuery

    Josh Broton: You Don’t Need jQuery

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Josh Broton

    July 24, 2014 &#8212 As developers, one of the first things we do when starting a new project is enqueue jQuery and start writing code. That’s the way it’s always been, and works for you. But as devices get smaller, processors get slower, and web apps get more complicated, jQuery can cause some fairly serious performance issues. So let’s take a step back from jQuery and talk about ways VanillaJS is faster and simpler. It’s time to stop writing jQuery, and start writing JavaScript.

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  • James Barrett: Wireframing Essentials

    James Barrett: Wireframing Essentials

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: James Barrett

    July 23, 2014 &#8212 Wireframing is a tool designers and developers use to solidify content placement and layout on a page before visual design is applied. This presentation covers the ins and outs of wireframe development, when to present (and in some cases when not) to the client, and popular tools an apps used to develop informative and well designed wireframes.

    In addition to examples of both low fidelity and high fidelity wireframes, annotation and presentation of the deliverable with also be covered.

  • Speed as a Feature - Getting a Handle on Page Load Time

    Speed as a Feature – Getting a Handle on Page Load Time

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Zack Tollman

    July 23, 2014 &#8212 Understanding why your page is rendering slowly is the first step to improving your page load speed. The faster your pages load, the better the site will convert and the happier your clients will be! In this talk, Zack introduces you to concepts that affect your site’s performance, including network connectivity, CSS rendering, and latency. Comprehension of these core performance concepts are then used to inform sensible recommendations for overcoming these problems. Throughout the discussion, tools for exploring your site’s performance are demonstrated to show how to optimize your site through proper measurement.

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  • Joe Dolson: Accessibility Ready - Theming for a Larger Audience

    Joe Dolson: Accessibility Ready – Theming for a Larger Audience

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Joe Dolson

    July 23, 2014 &#8212 With WordPress 3.8, the theme repository supports a tag called ‘accessibility-ready’, to promote and identify themes that make it possible to build an accessible web site with WordPress. Learn what it takes to make a theme meet the accessibility-ready guidelines — and why we can’t call any theme “accessible.”

  • Chris Koerner: How to Get Involved with the WordPress Community

    Chris Koerner: How to Get Involved with the WordPress Community

    Wordcamp St Louis 2014Speaker: Chris Koerner

    July 22, 2014 &#8212 Where do you start? How do you meet people? Learn more about what can you do online and in-person to get involved in the WordPress community. This talk is about the opportunities that exist (like WordCamp!) but also things like github, irc, wordpress.org communities, and of course Meetup groups.

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  • Mike Hale: Content Calendars for WordPress: Tips and Tools

    Mike Hale: Content Calendars for WordPress: Tips and Tools

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Mike Hale

    July 22, 2014 &#8212 Content calendars are a tool to plan and manage the content you will create for your site. For a multi-author blog it’s vital to controlling the chaos of rounding up writers and deadlines. This presentation covers the elements that make up a good content calendar and why they’re so useful. It will also take a look at tools to manage your content calendar and how to integrate it with your WordPress site. Topics include an overview of content calendar, what to include, using Evernote to manage a content content calendar & using Zapier to sync with WordPress, using the Editorial Calendar Plugin and CoSchedule.

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