June 19, 2017 — WordCamp Orange County 2017 – Business Track
HOST: Jeff Turner
June 18, 2017 — WordCamp Orange County 2017 – Business Track
HOST: Jeff Turner
June 16, 2017 — Never face the “blank page blues” again! In this presentation from blogging pioneer and Copyblogger founder Brian Clark, he reveals his process for developing a winning content strategy for any niche or industry. This simple 5-step process will provide you with the hands-on methodology that you can use to understand exactly who your audience is, what information they need, and how they need to “hear” that information.
June 16, 2017 — Community. It’s what we make it. We have to put back into the community in order for it to grow and thrive. I talk a little about my involvement in the local WordPress community, how it’s evolved over time. Maintaining a community is everyone’s job and I give you the brass tacks on how to do it right.
June 16, 2017 — Do you have a plugin (or several) in the WordPress.org repository? Have you ever wondered how to turn your plugin development skills into a sustaining income-based business? Not sure how to go about it? In this session, Adam details his story of creating a sustainable plugin business. He shares actionable advice that audience members can put into practice immediately to grow not only a user-base, but also a customer-base. Adam also explains the techniques he uses to guide free-users to premium product. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to create a plugin that people will love and recommend to others.
June 16, 2017 — No offense, but most local development environments are overkill. Vagrant is great if you want to match your site’s production environment, but it can often be fussy, and slow to spin up. Docker runs faster and is more lightweight, but it can be hard to get up and running if you’re not intimately familiar with how containers work.
Laravel’s Valet project is a simplified, local, PHP development environment for minimalists that uses lightweight packages—not virtual machines— to speed up development time.
In this session I will demonstrate how to install Valet, show off some of the features that make it so useful for WordPress developers, and share some power user tricks that I’ve learned while using it.
June 16, 2017 — As a UX Designer for a voting company – one of the most challenging tasks I face is creating design tools which are accessible for those with disabilities. In this process, I have quickly realized that designing for those with disabilities goes far beyond following a checklist of government requirements – often, it simply requires some common sense. In many cases, thinking about designing for those with disabilities has improved my designs for a much larger (general) audience. During this talk, I will share some of my insights, lessons learned and experiences with user testing for voters both with and without disabilities. My goal is to provide those in attendance some inspiration to consider how discovering design solutions for those for disabilities can also improve user experiences for a much larger audience.
June 16, 2017 — With seemingly endless new ways to browse the web, we know that responsive design is here to stay. But how do we adapt the traditional design process to flexible screen sizes, device-based restrictions, and multiple use-cases without feeling like we’re giving up all control to the great unknown? We’ll learn how to use our Problem Solving Superpowers to move away from creating endless mockups, and into crafting Design Systems. You’ll learn actionable methods to transform how you design for the web, and workable ways to present these designs to your team or your client.
September 27, 2016 — All you ever wanted to know About Digital Typography do not dare to ask. This lecture will be back to the base of design and typography with some rules of thumb for creating digital texts and tips for upgrading the design of your WordPress sites. I speak on Hebrew typography key concepts that every designer / programmer will be happy to know: kerning, Trekking, Ding, points, rendering text, font combinations and weights, Srifim, hierarchy, text generators and special techniques for designing WordPress sites semantic code.