September 19, 2019 — Sometimes the hardest part of a new project is just getting started. In this new Gutenberg-powered world, what does it mean to design a block? Where do I put my shortcode attributes? What’s this toolbar? Mel will show you examples of blocks she designed and go over the basic anatomy of a Gutenberg block. You’ll learn how a block is structured, where to put your settings, and user experience tips to ensure your users or customers are set up for success. No prior design experience is required, and developers are encouraged to attend!
December 4, 2017 — The State of the Word is the annual keynote address at WordCamp US, presented by the co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. In this year’s address, Matt summarizes the highlights of 2017 — including the 4.8 and 4.9 releases — and previews what we can look forward to in 2018 ( spoiler: it’s Gutenberg 🙂 ).
September 26, 2017 — With the rapid popularization of web fonts over the past few years, type on the web has never been more exciting! We’ll learn a bit about basic typographic principles, review techniques and services for integrating web fonts into your WordPress sites, and finally conclude with a bit of speculation on where type on the web is heading.
September 26, 2017 — Did you know WordPress is made of people? It’s true – and you can be one of them too! Join us for an open discussion about how to get started contributing to open source software. We’ll cover the different teams found on WordPress.org, share our tips on how we got started, and hopefully inspire you to consider starting too.
August 8, 2017 — A panel discussion with leaders and contributors in the WordPress project, and other open source project owners. How do you get started contributing to open source software, like WordPress? How have your contributions to open source helped you?
June 2, 2017 — With the rapid popularization of web fonts over the past few years, type on the web has never been more exciting! We’ll learn a bit about basic typographic principles, review techniques and services for integrating web fonts into your WordPress sites, and finally conclude with a bit of speculation on where type on the web is heading.
December 23, 2016 — WordPress’s famous 5 minute install doesn’t mean 5 minutes until site launch. Setting up a new site can be time-consuming, tedious, and downright confusing that’s why new user experience (NUX) has been a recent focus at WordPress.com. Through A/B testing, usability testing, and constant iteration, we’ve made gradual improvements to WordPress.com’s NUX. Come learn some of the key insights discovered over the past year and how we can use those them to improve WordPress NUX for everyone.