September 2, 2015 — Contact forms are an important tool for website visitors to connect with you. Learn contact form best practices including the elements of a contact form, how to test a contact form, confirmation messages, how to incorporate a contact form into website design, and how to track contact form submissions. Get introduced to popular contact form plugins.
Gathering Data improves your site and business (and that isn’t a bad thing)
How contact form design and placement contributes to conversion
Contact forms have many uses including bug reports, newsletter signups, and lead generation
July 4, 2015 — The co-founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg answers questions at the third WordCamp Europe on June 26th, 2015 in Seville, Spain.
April 20, 2015 — When someone lands on your website, the first thing they notice are the images. Are they powerful, compelling visuals that draw visitors closer? Or are they … just o.k.?
We’ll look at a slew of before-and-after examples that show what can be done to increase the visual appeal and visceral impact of your photos on the web. From banner images to profile photos to stock photos, you’ll discover tips, ideas and all kinds useful insights for creating ‘eye candy’ that makes your site stand out. This is a non-technical presentation of eye-catching possibilities.
March 13, 2015 — It’s time to stop putting everything including the kitchen sink into themes. A theme shouldn’t be a bloated monster with an options panel that stretches out the horizon. This talk is a call to action, to stop making themes that do everything and start making themes that focus. Themes that are designed to meet a need, to fit a market. Themes that work out of the box and don’t require a manual you could use to hold up a table that’s missing a leg. Themes that don’t be my everything.
February 17, 2015 — In 2011, Michael sent his very first email to the wp-hackers mailing list. He wasn’t sure if it was the right place to introduce himself, but he had to start somewhere. In the years since, he has gone from being a tentative new contributor to being one of the release leads for WordPress 3.9. In this presentation, Michael talks about his journey through the WordPress project. Michael will focus on some of the problems he encountered as a contributor and how he dealt with them. Michael also look at how, more recently, the project has removed some of those barriers, making it simpler than ever for newcomers to get involved.
NOTE: slides are from WordCamp Orange County 2014
January 12, 2015 — Learn about common web accessibility problems and be introduced to the WCAG 2.0 Sufficient and Advisory Techniques for resolving these problems. Learn to identify common web accessibility problems and develop an understanding of the authoritative code solutions published by the W3C for these problems and be familiar with the How To Meet WCAG 2.0 resources.
November 18, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.