October 8, 2014 — You’ve built a stunning WordPress powered theme and installed the site for a client. The code is top notch, the design is pixel perfect and you’re just about to hand it over to the client, but what now? How will the client use the site? Is your theme in a strong enough shape to allow clients to update the content on the fly? Do they know what to do? Learn from a panel of local Calgary Developers on the tips and tricks of handing over a web site to a client. Everything from how to create tutorials to what plug-ins to improve the end user experience will be answered in this panel.
August 21, 2014 — The presentation is about a ‘starter theme’ I’ve made. I’ll show what I’ve done, why I’ve done it, what I’ve learned and the advantages of using a starter theme instead of a framework or existing themes.
July 11, 2014 — To setup and configure many of the popular and powerful WordPress themes today can often require a solid grasp of working with custom post types and fields, design customization options, custom templates, shortcodes, admin settings and various other nuances of working with and tweaking WordPress. Different themes also take wildly different approaches to building admin settings areas and providing access to custom content, so it means you likely have to do something different to setup each theme you work with.
This talk covers the essential skills and common scenarios you will come across when getting into the niche field of setting up and customizing awesome WordPress themes for yourself and others.
February 10, 2014 — The basics of creating and customizing themes, plus the customizing the admin for ease and beauty.
June 11, 2013 — The presentation is about pedagogy, design and a WordPress theme for teachers. See why WordPress, with its easy set-up and open-source architecture, is an ideal fit for the adjunct instructor or the University department.
September 29, 2011 — The number of free and premium themes for WordPress has EXPLODED over the past couple of years. As such, the range of quality and consistency from one theme to another can be enormous.
Much has been discussed across the net about design standards, coding best practices, and the ever changing theme environment – I’d like to take the conversation a step further by examining the entire theme-marketplace as a whole and suggesting a ”manifesto” for theme designers.
September 27, 2011
September 24, 2011