July 1, 2015 — This talk discusses how WordPress has evened the playing field for website creation. I share tools, tips, strategies and resources to help new WordPress users, freelancers, and small businesses get a great looking and effective blog/website up fast. I have a 6-point checklist that I use to analyze whether or not a theme is a good fit for any website or blog.
May 25, 2015 — This presentation talks about getting out of the Photoshop mindset, embracing the tools that the modern web has provided us in order to streamline our development practises and get real-live sites up and running fast. We’ll start with talking about how to use style tiles to reduce the amount of time spent on mockups, and then we’ll move on to discuss how to leverage available tools in order to quickly get a site running: skeleton themes, CSS precompilers, version control for quick deployment, icon fonts, browser development tools, grids, and CSS frameworks. Whew!
May 14, 2015 — WordPress isn’t just a great platform for secular sites. It is a powerful and cost efficient tool for creating responsive sites for religious organizations. This session will look at some of the themes available for creating religious sites and the content and plugins that are helpful to this sector.
May 11, 2015 — Learn how easy it can be to start with a static HTML page and convert it into a dynamic theme. This talk covers the basic template tags and is intended for people who are comfortable with HTML, CSS.
May 11, 2015 — The stock themes out there just aren’t quite right. You want to make your site your own. Change it up a bit. Make it roar. But where do you begin? Will a child theme be the best choice? What about these frameworks everyone talks about? And what’s a starter theme? I talk about what the differences are between these options and why you would choose one over the other.
April 17, 2015 — En 2015, l’internationalisation et la localisation deviennent des priorités pour la démocratisation et l’adoption de WordPress mondialement. Pas moins de 3 ateliers à ce WordCamp Paris 2015. Serions-nous dans l’air du temps ? Ne ratez pas le coche !
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March 28, 2015 — A look at how Hawaii State Government has been using WordPress to launch over 450 cloud-based, open-source, mobile first websites. In the fall of 2012, we responded to an RFP by our 1st CIO Sonny Bhagowalia to build a common template for all state agencies. We had <6 months to build and implement EVERYTHING! As of January, 2013, 28 sites were launched. As of 2014, we have over 80 WordPress installs hosting almost 450 sites and all state agencies are now using WordPress. Learn how we did it and hear about our custom solutions and unique updating process that allows the State to push out bug fixes and feature requests with ease.
March 23, 2015 — This presentation covers everything from design software to code management systems to email marketing platforms to customer retention programs. By taking advantage of these tools, we’ll learn how they make your life easier, your work less stressful, your workflows more streamlined and your pockets much, much bigger!