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!
March 8, 2015 — Site speed is incredibly important, but it’s often neglected in the WordPress world. This talk discusses tools to evaluate page performance and techniques to help speed your WordPress site up. Speed isn’t just about fast hosting, it’s also good design decisions and plugin choices. The talk covers a number of easy to implement suggestions for any site owner, and then briefly cover some advanced developer techniques for writing efficient front-end code.
February 18, 2015 — WordPress itself shows how important usability is. One of the major reasons why WordPress became the industry standard is because it’s so easy to use. It is (relatively) easy to develop with WordPress and it’s easy to run WordPress sites. Sure, there are more ‘powerful’ tools, but are they that friendly to use?
February 17, 2015 — Underscores has become the go to tool for many theme developers, as their starting point when creating a new theme. It’s the semi-standard for the WordPress.org Theme Repository, and the origin for all themes launched on WordPress.com in the past three years. In this presentation we’re taking a look back at its origins, its successes, and most importantly, its most recent improvements. Including a feature update that supercharges Underscores.me, and will change how developers will interact with WordPress starter themes for years to come.
November 8, 2014 — Introduction on how to create, set up, and use WordPress child themes
– What is a WordPress child theme?
– Why use a WordPress child Theme?
– WordPress Theme Files
– Best Practices and Demo: Creating a twentyfourteen child theme
– Development Tools & Compilers
– Tutorials & Docs
– Online Classes
November 6, 2014 — The success of building your own plugin is all depends on how you start. From making the right decisions to finding the right structure and tools to maintain it.
We will cover during this talk the last part. I will short talk about how to setup your plugin, which things are needed and from there talk about some basic unit tests you should include in every plugin to make your live a bit easier. As last part I will cover grunt which is a task runner which can automate all your processes so you don’t need to even think about most of the things.
November 3, 2014 — Backbone is the foundation of several recent user-facing features in WordPress. This talk will explore how to leverage WordPress’ powerful Backbone view management tools to craft maintainable, modular UI for your plugin or theme.