July 23, 2014 — Understanding why your page is rendering slowly is the first step to improving your page load speed. The faster your pages load, the better the site will convert and the happier your clients will be! In this talk, Zack introduces you to concepts that affect your site’s performance, including network connectivity, CSS rendering, and latency. Comprehension of these core performance concepts are then used to inform sensible recommendations for overcoming these problems. Throughout the discussion, tools for exploring your site’s performance are demonstrated to show how to optimize your site through proper measurement.
June 16, 2014 — Learning how to write and edit Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) can open a whole new realm of possibilities for custom design of a WordPress website. CSS can be simple, but if you haven’t had a proper introduction to the basics, it can seem anything but that. This presentation goes over the basics of CSS and how to implement CSS changes on a WordPress site using Firebug and a basic text editing program. Being able to make simple CSS changes will empower you to make the necessary style changes (such as changing font colors/sizes, background styling, padding etc.) without having to rely user options to do so.
May 13, 2014 — This talk provides an overview of each component of a WordPress sytlesheet and how it outputs in the browser so that you can easily tackle the task of modifying your WordPress stylesheet using CSS.
October 14, 2013 — In this talk learn to write your CSS faster and more efficiently. CSS pre-processors like SASS and LESS let you write DRY CSS that can be modularly used to create themes and sites quite a bit faster.
August 29, 2013 — Write your CSS faster and more efficiently. CSS pre-processors like SASS and LESS let you write DRY CSS that can be modularly used to create themes and sites quite a bit faster. Starting from a beginner’s perspective, this talk allows anyone (designers & developers) to get started with SASS or LESS for their WordPress theming.
April 22, 2013 — LESS & SASS are awesome technologies that allow you to write CSS extremely fast with a ton of awesome features. A perfect intro for anyone who wants to get started writing CSS faster, better, and stronger.
December 18, 2012 — The Breakpoint framework is more than a responsive design tool, it’s a philosophy that helps you tame the complexity of responsive web development. In this presentation, we will tackle the grid, responsive images, and how you should be thinking about media queries.
If you want to check out the framework for this session it’s available on Github at https://github.com/lesjames/Breakpoint.
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