May 20, 2013 — This talk will outline the process I take after we’ve received design sign off from the client and looks like this…
Setting up a Basecamp project – Setting up a private GitHub repository – Setting up my IDE (Phpstorm) – Setting up Sass & Compass for CSS preprocessing – Custom Theme Development – Custom Plugin Development – Testing (Both cross browser and device ) – Migration with BackupBuddy – Ongoing maintenance.
May 7, 2013 — This talk will showcase some of the awesome helper functions in WordPress core. These functions will break down into three categories:
1. Display helpers: This will cover some of the cooler display oriented helper functions
2. Data helpers: This will cover some of the useful functions for manipulating, getting, and returning data
3. Action helpers: This will cover some of the useful functions for executing functionality
May 6, 2013 — Version Control lets you track your files over time. Why should you care? So when you mess up you can easily get back to a previous working version! I will take you through what version control is, why it’s important and how to start using it today on projects you’re already working on.
May 5, 2013 — The next natural step in this WordPress evolution is that it will become a widely adopted web application development platform. With the vast improvements in WordPress 3.x and the introduction of custom post types, custom taxonomies, and custom fields, the sky is the limit as to the kinds of web apps you can build with WordPress. Find out how you can build your next web application using WordPress.
May 3, 2013 — Implementing a WordPress site can become exponentially complex as more people are involved in producing content, structuring layout,designing graphics, and developing features. This Presentation navigates WordPress development when you are forced to work with a committee. Case Studies.
May 2, 2013 — This presentation touchs on “crossover” (golden unicorn) topics such as UI, UX, trusting instincts, user testing, wire framing, information architecture, typography, front end structure, form, and the mindset we need to have in order to challenge both sides of our brain.
April 27, 2013 — The purpose of this presentation is to walk developers through the process of implementing basic AJAX functionality in themes and plugins. Topics covered will include best practices, client-side AJAX requests via jQuery, server-side processing of requests with WordPress action hooks, proper inclusion of scripts, localizing data and implementing nonces
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.
April 12, 2013 — Learn how to design a layout with the development phase in mind by understanding theme structure! No need to learn how to code a theme, just how the coder will go about slicing your work. This presentation offers workflow tips, a few examples of well-organized PSDs, and even show some live theme code.