October 26, 2015 — While WordPress as a whole has evolved in amazing and powerful ways, the mechanics of content creation have stayed pretty static for years. Title field, TinyMCE Wysiwyg, metadata inputs, and a featured image. These elements have been our building blocks, all presented in a relatively unchanged WP admin experience. The future of WordPress is going to depend on how that experience evolves and grows to meet the needs of content creators.
We’re going to discuss the recent explosion of page builders, panels and modules, visual editors, customizers and front end editors. Lets take a look at the pros and cons. What does it mean for content creators, designers, and developers? Even better, lets talk about what the future holds. I’ll use specific examples of how we implemented modularized dynamic content and rich long form editorial creation on enterprise clients including Fortune 500 retailers and Ivy League institutions.
May 8, 2014 — We’re at an interesting point in the evolution of WordPress. Huge advances have been made in the way that we build themes and plugins. Leaps and bounds have been made in performance, security, and the marketplace as a whole. But up until recently, the way that we actually create, organize, and present content has been pretty stagnant. WYSIWYG and Meta Boxes for creating content. Taxonomies, P2P, and hard-coded templates for organizing and displaying content. There’s a ton that you can do with that tool-set. But we want to do more. We want front end editing, page builders, and modular content. We want rich landing pages, and interesting layouts. We want flexibility. We want to empower authors and editors. We want to lower the bar to awesome. It’s a design challenge. It’s a theme challenge. It’s a dev challenge.This talk looks at what’s out there today and what’s coming down the pipe. Hopefully this is interesting for people who create content, build themes, and work with clients.
May 4, 2014 — Some of the great business minds from the WordPress community share their perspectives on selling WordPress products.
Panel Moderator: Kiko Doran
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.
October 15, 2013 — Designers and Developers get together to discuss workflow, frustrations, best practices, and things they wish the other side knew about what it is they do!
July 1, 2013 — This presentation shows how to build your business on WordPress in the same way that WordPress is built – decoupled, distributed, and across the globe.
April 24, 2013 — Real success in our industry depends far more on execution, and the series of small decisions we make, than the killer feature. This presentation is about the key elements that differentiate a product in WordPress, the code patterns, the work patterns and how to engage your users.