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.
May 29, 2016 — Dmitry understands that sometimes it is hard to follow the requirements. Many themes submitted to the WordPress.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.