April 18, 2018 — In this talk we’ll explore how and why you should say goodbye to the frontend frameworks you use.
Through live coding demo’s we’ll explore how new css techniques like CSS Grid and Flexbox can help you create more original, better and easier-to-maintain weblayouts in a fraction of the time.
January 4, 2018 — As a self-taught developer you’ve undoubtedly encountered many gaps in your knowledge. Gaps that people with computer-science degrees fill, not with the practical stuff, but with the theoratical stuff. The stuff that people like to talk about as “real development”.
In this talk we’ll explore how self-taught developers, can overcome some of these gaps and fight off that age-old enemy known as “imposter syndrome”.
October 5, 2017 — CSS Grid is getting some major browser support these days. What is it? How can you apply it? and why should you care? We’ll handle these questions and look at how you can start to apply grid workflows in your WordPress themes the next day.
October 29, 2016 — Plugins contribute to one of WordPress’ major strengths; it’s flexibility. But as with every major strength it also comes with a few big downsides, which we’ll explore in this talk.
This is a story about a WordPress agency that wanted to do something different; write almost everything themselves. The talk explores the following questions:
Why would you want to build yourself?
What is it that you are going to build?
and How would you go about doing this?
August 24, 2016 — In this talk we’ll take a look at the real-time web. We dive into concepts like reactivity and persistent connections. We’ll look into setting up a bi-directional application between clients and servers over websockets and we’ll use WordPress to power it all. Hang tight dorothy, we’re not in kansas anymore!
July 1, 2016 — Flexbox is a new way to create responsive layouts. In this talk we’ll walk through some of the flexbox features and explore how you can start using flexbox right away to make your life as a theme developer much easier.
December 7, 2015 — In this talk we’ll drop most of the regular box-model in CSS and start exploring flexbox. A new (and native) way to align, order and position elements in css. We’ll be live-coding a theme-page and getting a glimpse into the concrete advantages of using flex over the current techniques.
October 19, 2015 — WordPress is a great content management system but keeping your frontend-code clean and well structured in WordPress can be very tough. In this talk we go through the steps of using WordPress mainly for the backend and we’ll be using tools like the new REST api, Backbone and Handlebars to create a theme that loads fast and is an absolute joy to build and maintain.