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  • Graham Armfield: Accessible Accordions for Your WordPress Theme

    Graham Armfield: Accessible Accordions for Your WordPress Theme

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Graham Armfield

    May 29, 2016 — ARIA attributes are important in web accessibility to provide support for making interactive widgets like accordions and tab panels accessible to everyone.

    This presentation will form an introduction to ARIA by showing you how to create accessible accordions for your WordPress themes. I’ll demonstrate using a screen reader and voice recognition software how the techniques can allow everyone to interact with the elements without compromising the functionality.

    If javascript is the future, you need to understand ARIA too.

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  • Dmitry Mayorov: 7 Tips On Getting Your Theme Approved The First Time

    Dmitry Mayorov: 7 Tips On Getting Your Theme Approved The First Time

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Dmitry Mayorov

    May 29, 2016 — Dmitry understands that sometimes it is hard to follow the requirements. Many themes submitted to the repository every day, and many of the themes run into similar mistakes.

    In this talk, Dmitry will be looking at some of the common mistakes and aims to help people get their theme into the repository. The talk will cover what that reviewers look for in the newly submitted themes.

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  • Adrian Restantia and Ilona Filipi: Building An Innovative WordPress Agency - Mooves’ 5 Year Journey

    Adrian Restantia and Ilona Filipi: Building An Innovative WordPress Agency – Mooves’ 5 Year Journey

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: Adrian Restantia, Ilona Filipi

    May 29, 2016 — In 2015, Moove Agency turned five years old. Our journey has taken us from humble beginnings of two freelancers with an idea, to something much bigger: 12 full-time team members across 3 hubs, in 3 countries. In this presentation, founders Adrian and Ilona will walk you through their journey and share with you the key lessons they’ve learnt from founding to building and sustaining an agency that specialises in bespoke WordPress websites.

  • James Roberts, Keith Devon, Kristof Van Tomme: Lightning Session

    James Roberts, Keith Devon, Kristof Van Tomme: Lightning Session

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: James Roberts, Keith Devon, Kristof Van Tomme

    May 29, 2016 — How to automate your business by James Roberts

    Have you ever timed how long it takes you to do those mundane, administrative tasks that comes with running any business? This time soon adds up, and if you convert this time into an actual monetary value based on how much money you make per hour on average, it is also quite costly. This talk is designed to show you how you can automate various parts of your business in a non-technical way, in order to reduce the amount of time you spend on admin.

    High performance images in WordPress by Keith Devon

    Responsive images landed in WP 4.4. Keith Devon will show us what this means for theme developers. He’ll also take a look at how to further optimise the images on your WordPress website.

    Drupal vs WordPress, the battle for the clickers by Kristof Van Tomme

    When I tell people what I do for a living, most people don’t know what Drupal is. So I tell them it is a lot like WordPress. Invariantly the next question is what the difference is between Drupal and WordPress… In this talk I want to do a comparison between WordPress and Drupal, and give you my take on what makes both of them popular in their respective markets.

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  • Panel Discussion: Core QandA

    Panel Discussion: Core QandA

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: John Blackbourn, Pascal Birchler, Konstantin Obenland, Tammie Lister

    May 29, 2016 — Chair: Mike Little
    John Blackbourn
    Pascal Birchler
    Konstantin Obenland
    Tammie Lister

  • Tammie Lister: Design Patterns

    Tammie Lister: Design Patterns

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Tammie Lister

    May 29, 2016 — Everything we make has a design pattern underneath. It can be broken down, distilled to patterns. When you think in patterns the design process starts to make sense. From pattern libraries to components and atomic design – I’ll show you in this talk, that whatever you label it, the concept is powerful. A fragmented approach to design goes perfectly with new development potential and gives you a robust workflow for the future.

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  • Katie Fenn: Debugging your code with Chrome Dev tools

    Katie Fenn: Debugging your code with Chrome Dev tools

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Katie Fenn

    May 28, 2016 — Chrome DevTools: a suite of tools to debug and profile the performance of your site. They’re bundled with every copy of Chrome, and you have every reason to learn what they’re capable of. Starting with the basics of inspecting HTML and CSS, we will then tour debugging scripts line-by-line and profiling performance. We’ll also find out the features that help you automate work and save time. If you’ve always wanted to know how to debug CSS and Javascript, this talk will help you demystify your code and not make things worse by guessin’.

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  • Sarah Semark: How I Learnt to Stop Using Icon Fonts and Love SVG

    Sarah Semark: How I Learnt to Stop Using Icon Fonts and Love SVG

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Sarah Semark

    May 28, 2016 — Once upon a time, icon fonts were the exciting new tools we used to build better websites. That time has passed, yet most of us are still relying on a tool that’s no longer relevant in the landscape of the modern web. In this talk, I’ll discuss the various merits of making the switch to SVG and some neat things you can do with SVG. We’ll touch on various use cases, and present some ideas for determining the workflow that’s best suited to your individual needs. We’ll provide some practical tips and tools for using SVG sprites more easily and efficiently in your work. We’ll also discuss ideas for implementing SVG within WordPress themes and plugins in a simple, consistent manner. Along the way, we’ll discuss various challenges you may encounter, and how to approach them. By the time we’re done, you’ll be fully armed to start using SVG today!

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  • Belén Albeza: You might not need a CSS Framework

    Belén Albeza: You might not need a CSS Framework

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Belén Albeza

    May 28, 2016 — Nowadays it is very common to find CSS frameworks like Bootstrap used everywhere. But they come at a cost, paid in big CSS files, styles that don’t get used, and a hard to maintain code base. In this talk we will talk about why using a third-party framework might not be the right choice for your project, be it a theme or a custom website. We will also see techniques to craft a blog theme without frameworks, from layout to individual UI components.

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  • Mik Scarlet, Richard Senior, Gary Jones, Angie Vale, Rian Rietveld: Panel – Accessibility Q&A

    Mik Scarlet, Richard Senior, Gary Jones, Angie Vale, Rian Rietveld: Panel – Accessibility Q&A

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: Mik Scarlet, Richard Senior, Gary Jones, Angie Vale, Rian Rietveld

    May 28, 2016 — Angie Vale, Gary Jones, Rian Rietveld and Richard Senior are WordPress developers with a passion for web accessibility. They design, code, provide training and publish with accessibility in mind. They all own their own businesses and know how hard it is to include accessibility in their work.

    The panel will answer some common questions regarding web accessibility, followed by questions from the audience.


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