Speakers: Richard Rudy

  • Richard Rudy: Art, Code, and Rock ‘n Roll: How a Punk Rock Ethic Can Lead to a Career in the Web

    Richard Rudy: Art, Code, and Rock ‘n Roll: How a Punk Rock Ethic Can Lead to a Career in the Web

    WordCamp Niagara 2019Speaker: Richard Rudy

    December 30, 2019 — In this anecdotal talk Richard Rudy takes you through how the history of modern music parallels many professionals’ journey from unrelated fields to web design. Dealing with Imposter syndrome, experimentation, and mad Google skills, stories from trenches on building a career in the web.

  • Richard Rudy: Go With the Workflow

    Richard Rudy: Go With the Workflow

    WordCamp Hamilton 2019Speaker: Richard Rudy

    July 26, 2019 — Dealing with multiple themes, layout editors, and plugins is hard. The key is having a semi-standard workflow for getting sites from concept to production efficiently. You’ll see how using a few standard tools (Plesk, Elementor, Gravity Form, ACS) you can efficiently build complex sites for yourself or your clients.

  • Richard Rudy: Thinking out-of-box themes

    Richard Rudy: Thinking out-of-box themes

    WordCamp Hamilton 2018Speaker: Richard Rudy

    June 4, 2018 — It’s time to update your site, with so many inexpensive out-of-the-box themes available is custom development really worth it?
    In this talk I’ll run you through a case-study comparing a popular pre-made theme and a custom developed version. I’ll run you through the differences in performance, accessibility, and maintainability. We’ll look at the pros and cons of the options and provide you with various business cases for their use.