How are “traditional” developers like me supposed to keep up? Well, fear not as I will show you in this talk the ways in which I build WordPress sites, using the block editor, developing custom blocks which meet the clients’ needs.
I will outline how we standardised our block-based development into a plugin which we use on many of the sites we build today.
After this talk, attendees should feel more comfortable opening up any JS file they come across in the WordPress world and knowing a bit more about how to work with the various frameworks and patterns in use.
April 7, 2019 — A look at Progressive Enhancement and what it means, what it doesn’t mean, why it’s more important than ever, and how to get buy in from your clients, colleagues and team.
We’ll review how initial research and discovery can help you identify a site’s core content and functionality and how in turn you can then use progressive enhancement as a development approach.
We’ll look at the mistakes I’ve made and how you can avoid them, as well as how you can add value and improve your sites through peer review.
We’ll also discuss why one seemingly innocuous statement – ‘browser software may ignore this tag’ – was fundamental in making the web what it is today.