August 10, 2014 — “The weakest link in the security of anything you do online is your password. It’s the key to your site, your email, your social networking accounts or any other online service you use. If your password is easy to guess, your online identity is vulnerable.” – The WordPress Security team
When we talk about WordPress security, it’s easy to get caught up in the technical details that give us the craziest hacks that make the best stories. In reality, though, most WordPress sites are hacked because bad habits — and, more specifically, bad passwords. It’s easy to recommend better passwords, but this talk covers the technology that is changing how the password battle is being waged. Background on botnets, two-factor authentication, SSL, and password rot will accompany actionable advice any user can follow to secure their WordPress site.
August 8, 2014 — Web design does not start with a Photoshop comp. Web design does not start with a Photoshop comp. Photoshop is step 7. Or 10. Or 50. Before you draw a single pixel on your canvas there are a myriad of things that need to be covered. This talk is an exploration of the web design process, all the way from the first client meeting to the shipping of the final product. Llearn about IA and UX techniques, card sorting, personas, concurrent development, agile process, version control, the works.
July 28, 2014 — Ein Umzug eines Online-Magazins mit über 2000 Artikeln, 4000 Bilder und mehreren Hundert Tags von einem selbsterstellten Redaktionssystem auf WordPress. Dabei wird das WXR-Format (erweitertes XML-Fomat) genutzt. Ein Rückblick und Fallstricke, die man beachten sollte.
June 2, 2014 — A simple and easy to understand format geared specifically for kids who are interested in the basics of a WordPress site as well as an introduction to how a site is created from HTML, PHP and CSS.
May 17, 2014 — Performance has always been foundational to computing. This talk aims to dispell common myths about caching, and provides a practical method to implement fragment caching for WordPress.
May 11, 2014 — Join Konstantin Obenland and Michael Cain for a whimsical trip down Advanced Theming Lane, where they’ll shed light on some of the dastardly mishaps in Themeland and how they fight them with their Swords of Best Practices. Structured like a TV morning show!
January 7, 2014 — Attention to detail in your code and design work is important – but before you lay down one single pixel, or one single line of code, you need to make sure that everyone (you, your client, your clients client, etc) are on the same page and make sure you are managing expectations on what the desired project outcome is.
This presentation covers hard lessons I’ve learned in a decade of client work – I hope to pass those headaches on to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.