August 30, 2017 — How do I change the font size? Why is the background blue? These are questions easily answered through the Chrome Developer Tools. Anyone wanting to do any customization of a web site needs to be familiar with them.
The presentation walks through the basics of using Chrome’s dev tools and points out some of the cooler features like mobile views, “hover lock”, and others.
August 8, 2017 — What distinguishes good WordPress development from great WordPress development? What tools can I use to improve my development process? How do I make my code extensible for future adopters? Why should I bother with following the coding standards and best practices? Will my software scale? How can I ensure my code will perform in the wild?
This crash course session will dive head-first into answering these questions as we explore the development practices of professional WordPress developers. Through exposure to tooling and popular development workflows, you will become familiar with the best practices from the industry. Geared towards creators of all skill levels, this session will help you build confidence when developing with the web’s most popular content management system.
August 7, 2017 — Red8 Interactive builds custom WordPress themes for design agencies across the country. Several of our customers have told us that they are no longer designing websites because they can’t make money on the projects. In fact they frequently lose money. The presentation is a reaction to this. It’s based on our experiences and presents an approach that will lead to profitable projects. With a few changes to their process a website project can be profitable. But it does require change.
July 21, 2017 — “This presentation will:
▪ Define what a Component Library is
▪ How to use a Component Library
▪ Essential ingredients for creating your own Component Library
▪ How atomic design and component libraries work together
▪ How to consolidate your components used in a project into a pattern library”
July 20, 2017 — Suddenly your once small website has grown and there are tens of thousands of users or more! I’ll run through things you should do to ensure your growing web application remains at peak-performance so that users have a fantastic experience on your site. This talk is for the developers who build medium to large, complex WordPress sites that might handle a lot of users and interactions. We’ll go over 1) performance tips to keep your server fast, 2) development workflow optimizations to keep your team deploying continuously, and 3) UX and design pointers to make your website/app look and FEEL fast, even when it’s not.
July 12, 2017 — In his talk we expect to gather all the golden nuggets of what goes into the business of both product and service driven company and what is ‘right’ thing to do.
July 1, 2017 — Sam will speak on Best Practices in Plugin Development!
June 29, 2017 — WP-CLI, a tool not too familiar by many developers, and that is a shame. WP-CLI can speed up your development and maintenance time a lot by just typing a few commands in the terminal.
June 28, 2017 — Radoslav shares his approach to OOP theme development and templating via both a custom engine as well as Twig using the Rila Framework.
June 21, 2017 — Website development companies have long struggled with the challenge of getting website content from clients in a timely manner. This causes a variety of problems for web development and programming companies including mismatched expectations, extended project timelines, excessive client communication, delayed project payment timelines, and in some cases unhappy clients. In some cases this can also lead to websites that are ineffective because although the design is functional, the content fails to compel the site visitor to take. During this presentation we will explore a variety of tools, best practices, and strategies that website development agencies can test and implement to help overcome this challenge