June 27, 2022 — We all love to see sites that are fast, user-friendly, accessible, secure and reliable. But how do you get there?
In this talk, we’ll share how we use the various aspects of “performance” to guide decisions from product ideation through actual software, and how we measure and tool for success.
This is a mindset, not just a single metric: We care a lot about page speed, conversion and beyond, and in our opinion, “a better web” is a more performant web, which starts with a core practice is to love our customers (and our customers’ customers).
We’ll share tactics you can take back to your team to argue for a better, more performant way to engage with your users.
September 16, 2019 — “While you might conjure up images of Indiana Jones carrying a whip (and screaming “”This Belongs in a Museum!””) anthropology is more than just digging up lost artifacts from past civilizations and being chased by boulders.
This primer on anthropology will force you to rethink your processes, allowing you to design better prototypes by studying your clients and adopting cultural relativism. Through topics such as enthnographies, holism, participant observation — and yes, even trowels — you can impact your clients and projects by knowing when (and how) to dig deeper.”
September 15, 2019 — We have less than 1% of the written documents from Rome. We have less than 0.5% of the documents from Ancient Greece. Only three codices of the Mayan civilization remain. The internet’s power is its ability to give us an incredible, boundless storage.
But have we actually built into our software design patterns a notion of longterm thinking? We want to think about our life’s work, and we want to preserve content, access to it and inspire others to think for the long term. Time is comprised of snapshots, and we’re seeking understanding for the whole.
In the same spirit of projects like the Internet Archive seeking to bring access to information to preserve history, we believe it’s also a responsibility to understand where we’ve come from, how we’ve built it and where we might be headed. This also matters for the tools in which we create.
On the quest to share content creation’s history, we also decided to make something. Something that was extremely accessible for both people and machines. Here’s our weird, wild journey of our attempt to create the “”Most Compatible Thing ,”” built for legacy support by design. Yes, there will be GIFs.
Powered by the magic of WordPress and Gutenberg, we used lots of pixelcraft and a custom web server to create paired experiences for each media. From modern headless future-facing web technologies to the GOPHER protocol, from Twitter bots to TTYs, from phone calls to a snail mail service, we’ve got a story to share that we hope will last and be preserved. All you gotta do is look for it.
January 2, 2019 — We know you have questions about Gutenberg. We all do! This session aims to answer those we can in an informal discussion meant for all levels of expertise. Together we will determine answers or explain how to get them answered.
December 29, 2018 — GDPR, CCPA, Data Breach requirements, DPIA’s… Yeah, it’s a LOT! Worse, there’s a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there regarding what’s changing in the world of privacy laws and requirements. We’re here to clear that up.
A strong privacy framework can strengthen your client relationships while reducing legal liability, arming you to ship better websites and products with ethics and privacy in mind, from day one. When making decisions, it’s important to understand their impacts: The right decisions (with user privacy in mind) to not only reduce your exposure, but also make your website better. It’s not the responsibility of “someone else” to get privacy right, it’s the responsibility of the whole team who builds and maintains your website.
Starting with an overview of laws that are relevant to you and your U.S. business, (what you NEED to know), best practices (what you need to DO), as well as resources for maintaining compliance (where you can turn when you need answers) you’ll see how privacy impacts business and technical requirements of every WordPress site on the internet.