Speakers: Alisa Herr

  • Alisa Herr: Winging it - Starting a WordPress Agency

    Alisa Herr: Winging it – Starting a WordPress Agency

    WordCamp Asheville 2018Speaker: Alisa Herr

    January 8, 2019 — I’d like to do a talk about how I started, built, and grew my own WordPress agency. Unity is a completely bootstrapped business (no startup funding) that I founded in 2016. Since then, I’ve grown the business to 4 full-time employees. At the beginning of 2018, we became a Certified B Corp.

  • Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt and Pat Eason: Accessibility Panel

    Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt and Pat Eason: Accessibility Panel

    WordCamp Asheville 2017Speakers: Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt, Pat Eason

    June 19, 2017 — During this session, we’ll hear from a three person panel on the importance of web accessibility, and how it affects users and businesses. Our panel will discuss various aspects of accessibility with WordPress, and will take questions. We will experience a screen reader and listen to what a user actually hears when navigating both an accessible and a non-accessible website. We’ll explore the most common types of disabilities that can impede usability, checkout out some techniques to improve accessibility, and look at WordPress specific solutions that can help.

    Takeaways:

    An overview of WCAG 2.0
    Tools for testing accessibility
    5 easy changes to make TODAY to help with your website’s accessibility
    How to better accommodate disabilities and create more accessible web experiences.
    WordPress specific tools that can be used to make accessibility better.
    How to sell accessibility to your clients
    Who has to be accessible by law and the fines associated
    Organic UX and SEO benefits

  • Alisa Herr: "Caching in" with the Transients API

    Alisa Herr: “Caching in” with the Transients API

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Alisa Herr

    August 27, 2014 — Harness the power of the WordPress Transients API! In this presentation, I’ll answer the age-old question, “What on earth are transients?” And also, “Why would I want to cache things?” Alisa highlights some examples of real-world cases of using the Transients API and show how easy it is to get started.

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