February 17, 2015 — Underscores has become the go to tool for many theme developers, as their starting point when creating a new theme. It’s the semi-standard for the WordPress.org Theme Repository, and the origin for all themes launched on WordPress.com in the past three years. In this presentation we’re taking a look back at its origins, its successes, and most importantly, its most recent improvements. Including a feature update that supercharges Underscores.me, and will change how developers will interact with WordPress starter themes for years to come.
February 17, 2015 — This session is a beginner’s guide to best practice set up of Google Analytics and navigating the user interface so you can look at your traffic more critically. It talks about how Google Analytics WordPress plugins simplify your set-up and analysis.
February 16, 2015 — Discover what SEO best practices and resources can help you win in the long run, while complementing your current WordPress development processes. Learn how to incorporate our key take-aways to improve your organic search results and generate more customers for your brand.
February 12, 2015 — Technical look, from a front ender perspective at the process of tweaking the admin styles or building a completely different look for it. Showcasing a real-world example of the process and application of styles.
February 12, 2015 — At what point answering questions about WordPress goes beyond the making conversation and becomes a driver for professional skills and reputation? Our proficiency at answering questions spans over our work, our ability to learn, and how we are perceived in community. Yet we are rarely purposeful in learning how to benefit from this skill and improve at it. We can do better than that — to evolve professionally and personally.
February 3, 2015 — In this presentation learn how SVG helps make otherwise awkward shapes easy to make, and how to use it to make icons that are more accessible than with any other web-based icon creation technique. You’ll learn how SVG can make customized complex graphics on the fly, create compelling animations and other interactions, and empower some pretty great designerly effects. And end discovering a cornucopia of SVG source materials that are easy to find and even easier to work with.
January 31, 2015 — Learn how to keep your WordPress sites under version control using a git workflow refined over dozens of sites. We’ll cover repository organization, what belongs (and, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t belong), and how to make deploying updates and working with multiple environments as painless as possible.
January 30, 2015 — Ramya Pandyan is your token ‘artsy’ type among the techies. She calls herself a techno-greek, which means technology is Greek to her. And yet, she is a digital story-teller, a job and identity only made possible because of the wonderful tools at her disposal. This presentation covers: Digitalia – the parallel universe, The roles we play in this universe, The big Cs – Content, Conversations, Community
January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.
Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.
Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.