Speakers: Joe McGill

  • Joe McGill: Semantic content in a block editing world

    WordCamp Europe 2019Speaker: Joe McGill

    October 11, 2019 — The Gutenberg block editor gives us new and exciting possibilities to create visually rich content in WordPress using block-based authoring tools. But what if we don’t know how our content is going to be displayed? Joe will take a look at what happens when we make assumptions about the visual presentation of our content, based on the tools we use to create that content. He will explore the advantages and tradeoffs that come from keeping the structure of your content distinct from the presentation of that content, and look at examples of how we can maintain this separation while providing compelling visual authoring experiences for people using our custom authoring tools.

  • Media handling in WordPress, explained

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Joe McGill

    December 12, 2017 — The session will explore possibilities for how WordPress can modernize its media handling capabilities to support the next generation of media experiences built on top of WordPress.

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  • Joe McGill: Showing Up – Learning How To Make a Contribution

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: Joe McGill

    March 28, 2017 — Think about the last time you found yourself frustrated when something didn’t work out the way you wanted it to. Perhaps it was a project at work, a challenge in your personal life, or even the result of a national election. In this session, I will share some lessons learned from contributing to WordPress and how those lessons can apply to more than just our professional lives.

  • Joe McGill: Responsive Image Solutions for WordPress

    WordCamp St. Louis 2014Speaker: Joe McGill

    August 24, 2014 — The hardest part about using responsive images in your web projects is—well—everything. The good news is that there are tested solutions that you can safely implement today while we wait for the browsers to sort things out. Learn what to consider when deciding on a solution for serving images to your users that are appropriate to their screen size and will walk away with several techniques to try out right away.

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