May 20, 2015 — Learn what a functionality plugin is, what belongs in a theme and what should go in a plugin, and how to build a plugin.
January 15, 2015 — This session talks about how to design interesting and useful WordPress widgets. When creating a mockup or building a theme, it is easy to neglect widgets. You might design or style a few widgets for the mock-up or demo, but what happens when your client adds the Calendar widget? It also covers designing for a wide range of widgets, exploring different widget designs, planning responsive widgets that scale well, thinking about animated and interactive widgets, and upgrading your widgets with plugins.
June 30, 2014 — In this session learn how to build your first WordPress widget. It goes step-by-step through the best practices for building a simple widget, talks about different existing widgets and some possibilities for new custom widgets. It discusses when a widget should be built into a theme or plugin, and when a widget should be its own plugin.
May 9, 2014 — Sometimes a good site goes bad. You start out with the best of intentions, then one thing leads to another and BOOM, Geocities.
Clients can make some dangerous requests, like adding 12 slideshows to the homepage, or loading 50 high rez images into a carousel. People can grow attached to a favorite animated GIF.
In this presentation we’ll be talking about using animation to add a little pop to a website, without blowing it up!