August 21, 2014 — Twig, the most popular PHP template language, unlocks new possibilities for theme designers. This session introduces the benefits of working with Twig and some of the coolest features that empower template developers entirely new concepts to manipulate their WordPress themes. It provides specific examples in how major media companies use WordPress and Twig to make sustainable themes that can live-on and be extended for years to come.
August 8, 2014 — There are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Some are free; some are not. Some are chocked full of bells and whistles while others offer little to no additional features. But how do you know which one is right for you?
July 19, 2014 — A talk on the many benefits of using the Headway theme framework when making tailor-made website designs.
July 2, 2014 — The theme you choose for your site is as personal a choice as the clothes you pick out in the morning. This presentation discusses where to find themes, what to look for in a theme (and what not to), and how to customize it to be your own.
June 26, 2014 — This presentation demonstrates how a custom WordPress theme should be melded to the client’s needs and not how a client should be shoved into the limitations of a pre-existing theme with a few tweaks. The admin should be a pleasant experience for the client without extra whistles and bells.
1. Always offer a project questionnaire
2. Establish Site Architecture before you touch a line of code.
3. Use a basic theme such as _score to keep the clutter down in the admin
4. Utilizing WordPress Custom Post Types for regularly used content such as: portfolio items, sponsor logos, team members, musicians
5. Utilizing: Advanced Custom Fields Plugin and Posts 2 Post plugin to make something that is nearly enterprise level
6. Always be up for the challenge, you will gain more skill and insight as a result.
June 11, 2014 — Foundation is an advanced framework that allows developers to quickly build future-friendly websites. Foundation CSS performs the heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on the creative. Steve will show you how he uses Foundation to focus on mobile-first design and why Foundation is the perfect companion to Underscores.
June 4, 2014 — Una charla acerca del responsive y de su utilización.
A small talk about responsive and how to use it.
June 1, 2014 — With over 30,000 plugins and over 5,000 themes out there in the wild west of the Internet, it can be an intimidating job finding just the right ones for your WordPress sites. This presentation covers all of the best techniques for finding quality plugins and themes that you can trust, and what you can to do to avoid messy upgrades.
March 30, 2014 — Do you develop themes for WordPress? This presentation covers the options that are available and why you might want to choose one over the other. While advanced theme developers have their workflows that work for them it’s good to challenge what they know and to see how they can improve and grow. For the beginning theme developer, knowing some of the pitfalls out of the gate can help guide them in the right direction and provide a better overall experience in developing for WordPress.
March 24, 2014 — The WordPress theme market has grown and grown over the past few years. There are many great themes out there, but many customers find themselves disappointed, because they didn’t know what to expect, or get what they thought they were getting. This presentation gives you a roadmap to follow, to help you make better decisions, saving you time, money, and frustration.