September 25, 2014 — We know intuitively that searching in WP kinda sucks; the flaws in a traditional datastore (a.k.a. MySQL) make fixing these problems extremely hard. Elasticsearch complements WP and allows us to solve these issues to transparently provide a better user experience. Take a look at how and why Automattic is using Elasticsearch and how to leverage it for your own site too.
September 17, 2014 — A discussion about social media. Listen to local experts talk about how they utilize social media for success.
September 17, 2014 — Responsive Web Design is about to get a whole lot more responsive with the element for responsive images and Flexbox for responsive layouts. In this talk front end developer and web standards expert Morten Rand-Hendriksen will provide the audience with everything they need to use these new tools today and show how a true mobile-first workflow will help them make cleaner, more efficient, and more responsive WordPress sites. You’ve heard about and Flexbox and now you’ll know how to implement them in your WordPress projects today! The future is now and it is responsive.
So let’s explore just some of the hidden wonders in the wp object: wp.ajax, wp.template, wp.shortcode, and wp.html.
September 2, 2014 — В этом докладе Константин расскажет о масштабировании и отказоустойчивости WordPress. Он расскажет как перейти с простого виртуального хостинга на полноценную многосерверную архитектуру, а также даст несколько советов по работе с WordPress под высокой нагрузкой.
September 2, 2014 — Pseudo-selectors are my favorite CSS tool. They make it possible to create some amazing visual effects, while keeping your HTML semantic and minimizing the images on your site. This presentation introduces the basic concept of pseudo-selectors, and goes over the various pseudo-selectors that are available and when they are useful. It provides examples from sites I have developed of how I have used pseudo-selectors to achieve visual effects that would have been very difficult or even impossible without them.
September 1, 2014 — Changing your workflows can improve everything for everyone.
Project phases covered include:
Kicking it off
Launch/Handing the site off to the client
Perfecting your workflow can help you level up your professionalism, relationships with clients & colleagues, and happiness levels!
August 22, 2014 — Web design costs come in a huge range of shapes & sizes. Thanks to that range, clients can struggle with understanding why websites cost what they do, and freelancers/shops can struggle with how to price their services. That’s what we’re going to uncover: the thought processes, variables, logic, and math that goes into pricing custom web design & development from the perspective of someone who’s grown from a two-person home-based business to a 6-person shop.
August 21, 2014 — Design in an open source project isn’t easy. Complaints about “design by committee” abound. Everyone is afraid of “too many cooks”. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to craft a design that gets the approval of a community.
This is the story of WordPress’ admin. It’s a heart-breaking, heart-wrenching tale of how, through immense trials and tribulations, WordPress’ admin was born, and how it became what it is today. How through ten years of trying, WordPress managed to craft not just a design, but a design process