February 13, 2019 — We are working to ensure every project is tested internally and externally for accessibility issues, it’s not been an easy road and we would like to share our experiences with you. By providing live demonstrations and real world experiences James will talk through quick wins to help make your sites accessible and help your agency move forward to only producing accessible websites without interfering with workflow.
February 13, 2019 — Let’s have an honest discussion about the challenges of running your WordPress business. Building your own business, no matter what size, can be one of the most rewarding, satisfying and freeing experiences you’ve ever encountered. It can also be one of the most terrifying, isolating and lonely roads to take.
Having successfully started, developed and sold businesses, Dan has first hand experience of both the positive and negative impacts on his mental health.
Dan will talk candidly about some of his experiences, giving you some insight into his decision to launch the charity: WP&UP.
WP&UP supports & promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community.
February 13, 2019 — Join millions worldwide who are exploring mindfulness as a tool for well-being.
This session will look at the practical benefits of mindfulness, including:
– enhanced focus, memory and creativity
– reduced stress, anxiety and depression
– healthier emotional regulation, communication and social connectedness
And we will have a go at some simple mindfulness exercises – exploring how in just a few minutes, we can re-connect with ourselves and find calm.
February 13, 2019 — How design trends shape the future of digital design and how to distinguish those that are simply a ‘flash in the pan’ and those that can serious benefit, mould and inspire future thinking.
February 13, 2019 — The practice of branding can be traced back to 50.000 years ago. The concept of marketing branding to 4000 BC. And with the (r)evolution brought forth by Internet and Social Media, today we are all brands and as such, we all need to be aware of how a brand is best managed. This talk is a primer on the origin and the evolution of the concept of branding, so to better understand and care for our brand(s), regardless of their being a company, a product or a personal one.
February 12, 2019 — Working on the Third Sector, we have utilised WordPress as our platform to build the community. It is very important to keep a strong connection with our audience to establish a long-term relationship that can keep us growing and allow us to increase the support of our cause and activities. Because of that, I would love to share some of the tips and knowledge that I have gain during the journey, how to improve your blogging skills, how to make your platform more interactive and engaging and how to make your audience feel ownership of it.
At the same time, I believe this is really useful for many people who navigate the online world as a business but with the intention of have a better impact, create content that builds that ‘community feeling’ and also make a social difference. As Social Responsibility becomes more and more an essential element of many companies, we need to improve the use of our online platforms and experiment new ways of activism even when your first intention might be to just increase your audience. No matter what your sector is, building your online community has an incredible effect on your organisation, for us It has been a complete game-changer.
February 11, 2019 — When I started working with websites, modifying DNS settings terrified me. We’ll discuss the things I wished I knew then: A records, CNAMEs, TTLs, name servers, and how to test these things. We’ll look at things I broke and how the problems could have been avoided. Like so many things, DNS settings don’t need to be feared, they need to be understood.
February 11, 2019 — Divi, by Elegant Themes, is truly a game changer. If you’re a non-programmer, this will give you the ability to create anything you can imagine without writing a line of code. Divi comes with 46 different customizable content elements that you can mix and match to create original, responsive and beautiful designs. The Visual Editor allows you to edit content in-line; highlight text and change its style; change the width or height of a container by dragging its edges and drag and drop content.
February 11, 2019 — WordPress is being used in increasingly complex settings, powering everything from websites, to apps to content distribution services. As complexity increases, it becomes more and more important to make sure that we are designing and building the right experience for content creators, editors and end users. This panel will draw on real life examples that range from designing editor workflows through to UI design for public audiences. We’ll look at how to navigate the organisational challenges, including developing the business case for design and managing stakeholders. We’ll also look at how different products come with very different challenges and needs. Finally, we’ll discuss what success (and failure) looks like in the real world. This is not a technical talk.