May 8, 2014 — As developers, one of the first things we do when starting a new project is enqueue jQuery and start writing code. That’s the way it’s always been, and works for you. But as devices get smaller, processors get slower, and web apps get more complicated, jQuery can cause some fairly serious performance issues. So let’s take a step back from jQuery and talk about ways VanillaJS is faster and simpler.
September 23, 2013 — This presentation includes a brief overview of jQuery and then explains how to integrate jQuery into WordPress sites. It offers examples of custom jQuery development to produce some common site enhancements and discusses how to customize some common plugins.
June 24, 2013 — Take a floor plan in PDF format and turn it into an interactive Scalable Vector Graphic. Using Illustrator, discuss free tools such as SVG-edit and Inkscape, demonstrate some jQuery, tweak our functions.php file, use “Specific CSS/JS for Posts and Pages,” “Disable Visual Editor WYSIWYG,” and ultimately embed the SVG directly in a WordPress post.
June 20, 2013 — This presentation discusses the correct way to insert the magic that is jQuery into your theme and theme customizations.
December 3, 2010
Special thanks to the Microsoft NERD Center for hosting WordCamp Boston.