March 5, 2014 — This presentation is an overview of different approaches to building WordPress themes, including the pros and cons and detailed review of existing tools.
March 3, 2014 — This theory talk will examine the roll of the front-end WordPress developer. Looking beyond just making things pretty and functional on the front-end, we will consider the HOW’s and WHY’s of organizing content in the WordPress Admin via CPT’s, Meta Boxes, and theme options for custom builds.
November 5, 2013 — A session about the WordPress.org Theme Repository and the WordPress Theme Review Team (WPTRT). What these are and how they work and a detailed explanation about what it takes to get a theme in the theme directory. Includes resources and programs for theme development and how to join the theme review team.
August 14, 2013 — With more than 1,700 themes on WordPress.org and hundreds more premium themes from established companies and resellers, choosing a theme can be overwhelming. This presentation talks about the pros and cons of free vs. premium; what features to look for, and how to tell what you can and can’t do by simply looking at the demos. A simple, non-geek explanation of what frameworks and child themes are, as well as their benefits.
August 10, 2013 — An inspirational talk about the beautiful and amazing future of WordPress themes. The aim is to excite the imagination and passion of WordPress themers while encouraging the next generation of themers to take a stab at theming through stories of my own experiences and to convince the world that they can help build WordPress while making the world a more beautiful and exciting place through theming.
June 13, 2013 — Thanks to powerful tools in FireFox, we can whip the designs and layouts into shape quickly and efficiently. This presentation shows how to go from a standard Genesis responsive, child template to a custom theme based on a Photoshop design.
May 24, 2013 — This presentation covers how to get from Photoshop to WordPress. There are many different roads to a theme. Covering a few possibilities and then cover getting from a design in Photoshop to an actual WordPress child theme while trying not to reinvent the wheel.