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?
August 20, 2015 — How come when you upload your photos, they don’t fit right and it doesn’t look like it’s supposed to look? This session is on basic photo editing for WordPress and what my process is for preparing the images before I upload them and why I do it this way.
How to prepare your photos for import – Photo editing options if you don’t want to buy PhotoShop – DPI, PX, Pica, PT, what the heck does all that mean? – How to edit or fix your photos once you’ve uploaded them – Plugins that help resize or optimize photos – I briefly touch on copyright and where to get good photos
July 29, 2015 — Whats the most efficient way to sell images with WordPress? Why choose a WordPress plugin over an image selling platform like SmugMug or Zenfolio? See the differences between popular ecommerce plugins, their strengths and weaknesses. Watch as a WordPress website is created and setup to sell images in 10 minutes.
July 2, 2015 — This How-To session is designed for bloggers and web admins who have very active blogs on their site and want to make sure they are getting the most out of their images. The How-To covers how to Optimize your images for size, quality, responsiveness, and search engine optimization.
May 31, 2015 — In this talk Jane highlights the importance of having a good portfolio of work, both for credibility and as a tool to get more of the work you want in future. Just using images misses out on the really juicy part, the hero’s journey behind the site. Jane will get you thinking about your portfolio from a marketing perspective to make sure that it’s telling the right story. She provides easy tips and techniques for creating your portfolio content that you can use every time.