November 20, 2014 — If you have recently searched for WordPress speed and performance optimization tips and techniques, you have definitely seen several things being recommended all the time: different caching mechanisms (full page caching plugins, memcached, reverse proxies), sprites, CSS & JS minification, to name a few. All of them are indeed viable and really effective ways to speed up your site performance. However, they may not be equally applicable for everyone and there are cases in which they can actually break your website. This presentation covers what actually can go wrong with each of the most popular and widely accepted performance optimization techniques, how to implement them without breaking your site and how to fix the most common issues with different speed boosters.
November 16, 2014 — Each microsite collected together all the content about each supplier from all over the site. This presentation is about some of the tools used to bring the setup time down to around 30 minutes with the added benefit of consistency, including custom post types and a great plugin called posts2posts.
November 16, 2014 — As we move toward the “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0″, the power of well defined, accessible information is getting greater and greater by the day. This talk looks at the way that data and the web are changing, and the possibilities that are created by allowing your data and your design to exist independently.
November 4, 2014 — Karin Christen is an interaction designer from Switzerland. In this talk you get introduced to Karin’s workflow and prototyping setup and learn about her on site work with clients and their UX and front-end teams.
The focus is on rapid prototyping, user experience and interaction design.
November 14, 2014 — Underscores has become the go-to starter theme in the WordPress community. It serves as a common denominator to reproduce bugs for WordPress Core, it’s what WordPress Theme Review Team administrators point theme authors to, when asked how to improve their review process. It’s also the starter theme of choice for many premium theme shops, selling on Theme Forrest or WordPress.com. What sets it apart from other projects that are built for the same purpose? How did it get to the point it is today? And what might the future look like. Get answers to all these questions and explore the secrets of its success.
November 19, 2014 — There are some habits which big brands and enterprises are doing to make their WordPress sites innovative, effective, and to connect with audiences. We examine seven different habits and a few related examples for each, which any WordPress site can aspire to.
November 19, 2014 — This talk introduces the current state of the API and shows you how you can start using it today. The talk also discusses the future of the API, and plans for core integration and beyond.
March 4, 2012
June 16, 2014 — A brief intro to AngularJS, followed by a tutorial on building a single page app with it (and using WordPress to power the backend).