December 6, 2013 — Design is not just about themes, graphics, or the look-and-feel of a website. This talk discusses “design thinking” as a problem solving strategy, including why the most beautiful sites are not always the most successful. It ends with some ways for you to start applying design thinking principles to all of your projects.
December 5, 2013 — This session talks about the mistakes made, the challenges faced, and the things learned, (and the fun I’m having) with WP-Table Reloaded and TablePress development. I share some insights on my development workflow and my favorite tools, on the techniques that the plugins use, and on what else you should be doing besides coding to make your plugin more valuable to the community.
December 4, 2013 — When writing a WordPress plugin, development shops find that the productivity and quality assurance tools they are accustomed to their MVC framework providing are conspicuously absent. This session evaluates the trade-offs and offers some solutions that empower developers to maintain a high-quality user experience while implementing features that off-the-shelf WordPress isn’t suitable for.
December 4, 2013 — This session reviews how to create a marketing strategy that brings in leads, including: Where to start and how to evaluate marketing options (email, PR, social media, SEO and more), Messaging and content, How the web site fits in, Creating a practical plan, and Measuring results across your program.
December 2, 2013 — This talk is about wireframing, and prototyping, when to use Photoshop, and when to go straight to the browser. How to bootstrap a UX test, and when to ask your Mom for design advice. What steps you can skimp when you’re pinched for time, and how to find inspiration with our copping someone else’s work.
December 1, 2013 — This session discusses how WordPress Rewrite Rules API integration for BuddyPress 1.8 was planned, architected, built, and patched.
November 29, 2013 — How do you determine if your site is living up to potential? This presentation tackles that question and discuss ways to gather information about how visitors interact with your website. It discusses how to use the information you gather to answer important questions about your sites (business) performance.
November 28, 2013 — This talk presents a number of ways on when to use jQuery and how you can write efficient code with an emphasis on performance. It covers important techniques like event delegation and lazy evaluation, the how-to’s on being cognizant of performance factors and speed gains from various code enhancements.
November 26, 2013 — WordPress is known to power websites for individuals, small businesses, news outlets, and educational institutions. We are at the tipping point of WordPress gaining acceptance, over traditional enterprise tools, within corporate controlled environments. This session reviews four websites built, using WordPress, for well-known big business corporations.