August 24, 2014 — Whether you are thinking about starting a audio or video show or currently run one, this session walks through best practices on building your show on WordPress. Dig into plug-in configurations and see live samples. Investigate file hosting solutions that match your demands. Understand how to use RSS feeds appropriately for subscribers and getting your show in iTunes. Finally look at ways to work with both audio and video including embedding.
August 24, 2014 — The hardest part about using responsive images in your web projects is—well—everything. The good news is that there are tested solutions that you can safely implement today while we wait for the browsers to sort things out. Learn what to consider when deciding on a solution for serving images to your users that are appropriate to their screen size and will walk away with several techniques to try out right away.
August 24, 2014 — Modern WordPress development: Insight into procedures, practices and tools we use
August 23, 2014 — As a blogger, you post photos, and probably quotes from people you interview (or, maybe you borrow quotes and content from other websites). If you have a transactional site, you’re making marketing claims. Every single one of these things can get you into legal trouble, and many bloggers are doing them horribly wrong. Which photos are illegal to post on your blog? What is “fair use,” and how does it affect bloggers, exactly? To what degree can you tweak a direct quotation from someone? What about libel and slander? And what constitutes over-promising from a marketing perspective, and how can it get you into hot water with the FTC? What you don’t know about communication law can hurt you. I’ll present examples writers who’ve found themselves stuck in a legal quagmire, and give practical guidelines and resources for keeping your blog in line.
August 22, 2014 — Version control is a must for any professional web developer, frontend or backend. There are many ways to setup Git, but in this talk, the aim was to cover the simplest approach possible so folks could get set up quickly.
August 22, 2014 — Web design costs come in a huge range of shapes & sizes. Thanks to that range, clients can struggle with understanding why websites cost what they do, and freelancers/shops can struggle with how to price their services. That’s what we’re going to uncover: the thought processes, variables, logic, and math that goes into pricing custom web design & development from the perspective of someone who’s grown from a two-person home-based business to a 6-person shop.
August 22, 2014 — Moonlighting is having a second job in addition to one’s regular employment. It our case our second job will be a WordPress freelance business. This presentation discusses how to start or maintain creating WordPress sites for clients by customizing WordPress themes while keeping your full-time job.
August 22, 2014 — So you started a WordPress powered website, or you’re contemplating it, or you already have and not sure what to do next. Out of the box WordPress can do a lot, but there are some functionalities you might want it to do, like:
– Allow people to contact you
– Allow people to share your articles over social network sites
– Some plugins for search engine optimization
– Plugin suggestions for security
… and a few other fun plugins in case you need them
This session is to help you get your best foot forward with a basic list of plugins to get your site rolling right away, even today!!!
August 21, 2014 — Michael teaches beginner and intermediate WordPress users where to find, how to select, and how to install the best WordPress theme for their blog or website. He has created a 5 point checklist that anyone can use to measure the quality of any WordPress theme.