December 2, 2013 — This talk is about wireframing, and prototyping, when to use Photoshop, and when to go straight to the browser. How to bootstrap a UX test, and when to ask your Mom for design advice. What steps you can skimp when you’re pinched for time, and how to find inspiration with our copping someone else’s work.
December 1, 2013 — This session discusses how WordPress Rewrite Rules API integration for BuddyPress 1.8 was planned, architected, built, and patched.
November 30, 2013 — Posts vs. Pages & Categories vs. Tags. There is so much confusion about what types of things should be put on a page and what should be in a post. Static vs. Dynamic content is the best way to tackle this. When creating a website, you can edit a menu to include not only pages, but also category archives that can create a more complete experience for small businesses.
November 30, 2013 — This session looks at a couple of different options as to how you can handle multiple authors, whether they be guest bloggers or regular contributors. It also looks at options for creating a full blown editorial workflow with WordPress — one that will allow you to establish clear guidelines and processes for any team, whether it be a one person shop to multiple writers and editors.
November 29, 2013 — How do you determine if your site is living up to potential? This presentation tackles that question and discuss ways to gather information about how visitors interact with your website. It discusses how to use the information you gather to answer important questions about your sites (business) performance.
November 29, 2013 — WordPress has it’s own testing environment. Integrating PHPUnit with the WordPress testing framework can not only improve your code quality, but also your architecture. This talk walks through the process of integrating these environments into your plugin development for more efficient code and easier feature development.
November 28, 2013 — This talk presents a number of ways on when to use jQuery and how you can write efficient code with an emphasis on performance. It covers important techniques like event delegation and lazy evaluation, the how-to’s on being cognizant of performance factors and speed gains from various code enhancements.
November 27, 2013 — This session takes a trip through the proper way to size and optimize photos using Photoshop and Google +s photo editing capability to make sure the maximum upload size limits of WordPress sites is always met, whether it’s 2MB or 32MB before it becomes an issue.