Speakers: Ross Wintle

  • Let’s code: an introduction to block development

    Speakers: Jonathan Bossenger, Ross Wintle

    August 5, 2022 — Getting started with block development can be a daunting task for the new developer. If you’re used to developing themes and plugins for WordPress using HTML, CSS, and PHP, with a sprinkling of JavaScript, the additional build tools and modern JavaScript syntax required for block development might be confusing.

    In this session, we’ll be looking at the software required to develop blocks, and how to set it all up. Then we’ll a tool called create-block to create our first block, we’ll look at the code that this generates and what each piece does.

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  • Let’s code: creating your first WordPress child theme

    Speakers: Jonathan Bossenger, Ross Wintle

    July 11, 2022 — When you need to apply some customisations to your WordPress site, the best place to put them is in a child theme.

    A child theme allows you to change small aspects of your site’s appearance yet still preserve your theme’s look and functionality.

    Join us to learn how child themes work, the relationship between parent and child themes, and how to create your first child theme.

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  • Ross Wintle: Why and How to Use Screencasts to Train Users

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Ross Wintle

    June 6, 2017 — Ross is a freelance website developer, communications consultant and accidental WordPress expert who helps organisations use technology to make the world better.

    He said In person client and user training can be difficult to arrange, time-consuming, and expensive. He’s using screencasts and animated GIFs in client training and support for a while now and it’s good for everyone involved. He talks through why it’s so good to do, how to get started, what tools and setup you need, and how your work can help others too.

  • Ross Wintle: You Are Creative

    WordCamp Brighton 2016Speaker: Ross Wintle

    August 9, 2016 — A software developer doing a talk about creativity? Yeah, I know. I used to think I wasn’t creative too. Now I totally get that I am. And you need to know, if you don’t already, that you are too, and that I am, and that everyone is. Find out how this can be and why it’s important.

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  • Ross Wintle: User Experience – it’s for everyone

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Ross Wintle

    May 28, 2016 — Not sure what user experience (UX) is? (Neither am I). Or whether it matters to you? (It TOTALLY does!) Or why it’s important? (Let’s find out!). I’m not a UX expert, but I don’t think you have to be: we should all be thinking about how people interact with the things that we make. Let’s take a really (really!) simple web app, tear it apart, and realise that UX is hard, very important, and definitely worth thinking about. Expect tips, links, resources, door handles, cars, small children, and possibly a little WordPress.

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