April 15, 2017 — There are a lot of things that go into running a service business beyond finding clients and building things for them. You’ve got to manage contracts, invoices, estimates, proposals, and more. You need to keep clients informed on progress, collect payments, and follow up on those payments invariably missed. On top of all of that, you need to have some sort of repeatable process to make projects run smoothly and keep getting in new work.
We’re going to look at a few ways that you can use WordPress to manage your WordPress business. This includes managing all of that paperwork from the backend of your site, allowing clients to make payments, and setting up a progress and ticketing system. We’ll also take a look at some ways to use your site to gain and manage leads.
From there you’ll be able to manage your business with ease and focus on the most important part: keeping your clients happy and successful!
April 23, 2016 — Do you want to learn how to work better on the web? We’re going to chat about ways that you can improve your workflow, automate some common tasks, and offload the things that you don’t want to do to focus on the parts of working for yourself that you chose in the first place!
I’ve done web development since high school, and have run a web development company for the past seven years. A majority of that time was solely self-employed, but I’ve also worked for others, worked in teams, hired contractors, and worked as a contractor. There are pros and cons to each of these situations, and I’m here to discuss my experiences, as well as how to get the best out of these situations.
December 23, 2015 — This talk will introduce you to WordPress actions, filters and hooks. We’ll cover what they are, how to use them and a few examples in action. Get ready to get more out of your site by powering up your themes and plugins with hook magic!
December 14, 2015 — We often forget when designing and developing websites that there are actual users on the other side of the screen. Whether through ability, age or cultural differences, there are a lot of ways that we can inadvertently alienate users. We sometimes forget that we’re making websites for our clients and customers, not ourselves.
In this presentation, I’ll give a brief rundown of considerations that should be given to make your website as effective to as wide a range of users as possible. Accessibility, internationalization, UX and UI changes will be covered, as well as some tips on how to determine your goal, and make your website work toward that goal for you.
May 7, 2015 — Developers build up a library of code and get the right tools to be more efficient, and everyone working in the WordPress space can benefit from the same application of productive skills to get more done in less time. Learn some of the things that have kept me from having to return to a day job, and share skills that you’ve developed as well.
April 27, 2015 — Developers build up a library of code and get the right tools to be more efficient, and everyone working in the WordPress space can benefit from the same application of productive skills to get more done in less time. Learn some of the things that have kept me from having to return to a day job.
April 11, 2015 — Join us and find out best practices for home page content and design. If you’d like to get some feedback, this is the place for you. Be prepared to give us your website URL and we will tell you like it is!
October 21, 2014 — WordPress is an easy way to get started building your minimum viable product. We’re going to discuss a few examples and ideas of using WordPress to quickly create a new project. We’ll then cover a few ways that you could get started, even with little to no PHP knowledge.
June 1, 2014 — While these aren’t new ideas, they are still new enough that implementation hasn’t hit saturation yet. This presentation covers some of the more popular topics such as flat design and single page sites, as well as newer development ideas, including mobile-first, content-first and device-agnostic development. Other topics such as designing in the browser and methods to do so are also discussed.