May 29, 2016 — How to automate your business by James Roberts
Have you ever timed how long it takes you to do those mundane, administrative tasks that comes with running any business? This time soon adds up, and if you convert this time into an actual monetary value based on how much money you make per hour on average, it is also quite costly. This talk is designed to show you how you can automate various parts of your business in a non-technical way, in order to reduce the amount of time you spend on admin.
High performance images in WordPress by Keith Devon
Responsive images landed in WP 4.4. Keith Devon will show us what this means for theme developers. He’ll also take a look at how to further optimise the images on your WordPress website.
Drupal vs WordPress, the battle for the clickers by Kristof Van Tomme
When I tell people what I do for a living, most people don’t know what Drupal is. So I tell them it is a lot like WordPress. Invariantly the next question is what the difference is between Drupal and WordPress… In this talk I want to do a comparison between WordPress and Drupal, and give you my take on what makes both of them popular in their respective markets.
April 21, 2016 — A responsive design has become a standard of modern WordPress theme. But not only the content of a website has to be optimized for the mobile screen. The theme should also provide high resolution images and icons. Using SVG images here is usually the best way to accomplish this goal. This session will give a brief overview on how you can utilize Scalable Vector Graphics.
April 21, 2016 — Bilder sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil unserer Webseiten. Aber leider sind diese oft viel zu groß und verschwenden unnötig mobiles Datenvolumen. In seinem Vortrag wird Walter uns erklären, welche Bildformate wir nutzen können bzw. sollten. Außerdem wird er erklären, wie man WordPress optimiert, um automatisch das richtige Bild für jeden Browser und Endgerät auszuliefern
April 13, 2016 — Viste una serie di richieste sempre più complesse da parte dei clienti molto esigenti, esamineremo i metodi più efficaci di come renderizzare le immagini responsive, e impareremo a incorporarle — fin dall’inizio — nel flusso di lavoro di WordPress.
April 5, 2016 — Through a series of increasingly complex requests from an imaginary, albeit very demanding client, we will review the most effective methods of rendering truly responsive images, and learn how to embed them — right from the start — in your WordPress workflow. You will walk away safe in the knowledge you own all the right tools to achieve bulletproof responsive art-directed seo-friendly lazy-loading images. (phew!)
January 29, 2016 — The picture element and src attributes are coming to all mayor browsers so we can start using them in our code and our sites. Furthermore, responsive images support is coming to WordPress in 4.4, high time for everyone to know about this
January 20, 2016 — Ethan Marcotte 氏がレスポンシブ・ウェブデザインを提唱して5年以上経ちますが、未だ完全な解決策が無い問題として「レスポンシブ・ウェブデザインにおける画像（レスポンシブ・イメージ）の問題」があります。
しかし、ようやく、最近になって解決への道しるべが作られてきています。picture 要素や srcset 属性などのレスポンシブ・イメージを実現する仕様が含まれるHTML 5.1が草案（Working Draft）となり、多くのブラウザでも対応が進んでいます。
このセッションでは、RICG Responsive Images プラグインと、このプラグインの 4.4 へのマージについてお話し、srcset 属性と sizes 属性の WordPress へのネイティブ実装をどのように実現するかご紹介します。
注：時間の都合上、レスポンシブ・イメージの詳細な仕様は紹介しません。srcset 属性と sizes 属性についておさらいしておくことをオススメします。
January 16, 2016 — The rallying cry for WordPress has become an Apple take-off “there is a free plugin for that”. So the premium plugins have to offer substantial value to win over developers. Here are two image grid plugins, Justified Image Grid and Essential Grid, that offer just such value.
Responsive image grids that work well on mobile and desktop screens.
Ability to incorporate portrait, landscape, and varying dimensions images in the same masonry layout image grid.
Add styled captions, links, and shortcodes to images.
Use a variety of image sources including WP gallery, NextGen, FaceBook, Flickr, Instagram, etc.
Provide an image grid of feature Posts based on taxonomy, category, or date.
Provide a variety of lightboxes for magnification of images with captions.
Allow for page or load more infinite image scrolling.
Provide filtering of images displayed in the grid with buttons along the top for All, Tagged, Category, Etc filters.
Provide a variety of styling options for individual images and the grid as a whole.
I compare the best of the free image plugins with these features.
(Disclosure: I am not now nor will be in the future be an affiliate for either of these vendors or their representatives. The motivation: several times for $28 or less these plugins saved my bacon by lowering cost of development by hundreds of dollars while delivering advanced and winning features to clients.)
– Outline the key uses of image grids in WordPress development.
– Demonstrate the advantage of responsive grids in mobile design.
– Show how image grids can display mixed size plus portrait and landscape images well in a masonry layout.
– Create a visual sitemap for a website.
– Create an instant shopping cart grid for an array of products.
– Help answer the question when to consider a premium plugin.
December 27, 2015 — With around 65% of the population being visual learners, it is no wonder that images can make or break a website. A study has revealed that 60% of consumers are more likely to consider local search results that include an image and another 23% are more likely to actually contact a business that uses images well. It may seem daunting to focus time and energy on your images but with 3 simple steps – creating an image library, optimizing your images and displaying them properly – you can reach a wider audience, increase engagement, lengthen the time your audience spends on your website and bolster your conversion rate. Isn’t that worth it?