July 11, 2018 — Did you know that there are native apps on iOS and Android that support all WordPress sites? Come and learn about how we’re approaching Gutenberg native on top of Aztec – our all-new-all-native editors, improving the media experience and #bettertogether. We’ll take a lightening tour through recent improvements, the current roadmap, and explain why mobile developers are so obsessed with APIs.
July 3, 2018 — A major change to Google’s search results is coming. For the first time ever Google will be ranking sites across all devices based on how well a site performs on a mobile device. That’s right, ranking in the desktop results will be determined by how a site works on a mobile device. This change could have a dramatic impact on ranking and traffic. This session will give attendees tips for diagnosing the potential impact on their site as well as providing helpful WordPress tweaks, plugins and best practices for staying Mobile First.
April 22, 2018 — Descripción de Responsive Design, Breakpoints y Media Queries con diagramas y código. Ejemplos de soluciones de implementación con varios tipos de maquetación, con especial atención a los menús de navegación.
February 26, 2018 — WordPress is a ubiquitos content packaging and distribution platform that seamlessly integrates with cogs in content display on both desktop and mobile platforms. Its current versions comes with built in responsiveness and displays propoerly on almost all digital connected devices. The world of content consumption is changing with statistics showing that the number of users consuming digital content through mobile devices is growing compared to desktop and laptops. Well, that brings an opportunity which WordPress is filling up, that is developing for mobile. That alone is not enough, but now putting more power in the hands of the selective user means creating mobile applications. Quite a number of solutions have been placed forward but WordPress brings in the best opportunity and I therefore propose to discuss and demonstrate available solutions to use in converting your WordPress website to a mobile application available on all common platforms.
February 21, 2018 — Unfortunately, when developing WCAG2, the Working Group did not envision the current world where mobile is almost ubiquitous. For example, on a mobile device there is no continual access to a keyboard (unless someone is using it as an add-on to the device – or using a Blackberry Classic). WCAG2 requires that all content be accessible to the keyboard interface, but it does not require that all content be accessible to a mouse or to a touchscreen user – which is essential on a mobile device. Gian Wild talks about the unique accessibility issues on a mobile site and mobile app, including hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps and zoom traps.
Accessibility is important to all – not everyone using your mobile app, device or wearable will be fully functioning: either because they have a disability or they are simply engaged elsewhere. Gian Wild talks about the things that are essential to avoid when designing mobile apps, devices and wearables to ensure that everyone can use them.
This is a fun talk, with lots of gasps and laughter. It is example after example of mobile accessibility fails – but they just look like mobile fails! In this way I try and stress that a usability issue is really an accessibility issue, and making a mobile site accessible actually makes it usable too.
I talk about specific mobile accessibility features: pinch zoom, native screen readers, haptic keyboard etc, and system accessibility settings: font size, screen rotation, high contrast etc
I outline the major things that need to be considered when dealing with a mobile site or mobile app:
Autoplay and movement
On-screen keyboard traps, hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps, Touch traps
Inherited system settings
Pixellation on zoom
Touch target size
Spacing between touch targets
January 8, 2018 — This talk is about how you can build your mobile application with Ionic Framework and using WordPress as a backend. Pull content from WordPress and display it on your mobile app. Use simple HTML5 and CSS to create your mobile application and publish to multiple platforms such as iOS and Android.
– Pretty much any type of site can benefit from enabling AMP pages: blogs, news site, recipes, e-commerce, directories, etc
– Having AMP on your site is probably an SEO must in 2017
– AMP opens the door to Progressive Web Apps
– Although adding AMP pages to your site can be as simple as activating a single plugin, this is unlikely to give good results and can even have negative effects.
During this talk, we will go quickly through how AMP works, why and if you should add it to your site, and very importantly the dos and don’ts of a successful AMP implementation.
October 24, 2017 — The core principles of a great user experience are Content, Design & Functionality, and Speed. Some people say that we are living in the golden age of user experience but far too often we are technically trudging behind in providing rich and useful experiences and we especially lag behind when it comes to mobile-friendly websites. In fact, 53% of people will abandon a mobile site if it takes more than three seconds to load. Speed is a developer’s problem, a designer’s problem, and also a marketer’s problem. This presentation provides global and Canadian-specific facts and figures about how we are failing people visiting our websites and also covers the ways we can be improving our WordPress websites.
October 19, 2017 — This talk aims to provide WordPress developers with a deep technical introduction to native mobile development using React Native with WordPress as a headless backend. We will walk through an example case study to demonstrate the overall architecture, design and prototyping of a mobile app from scratch.