‘Front-end’ Videos

  • Heiko Mamerow: Lass Deinen Computer die langweiligen Sachen machen! Automatisierung beim Frontend Coden

    WordCamp Nuremberg 2016Speaker: Heiko Mamerow

    April 21, 2016 — Bei der Frontend Entwicklung fallen viele stupide Arbeitsschritte an, die sich oft wiederholen. Solche Arbeiten sind nicht nur sehr langweilig, sie sind auch eine häufige Quelle für Fehler und kosten Zeit. Der Vortrag gibt uns eine anschauliche Einführung, wie sich wiederkehrende Arbeiten automatisieren lassen. Heiko stellt uns Automatisierungstools vor und zeigt uns anhand praktischer Beispiele die Konfiguration und Handhabung. Der Vortrag ist besonders für die fortgeschrittenen Frontend EntwicklerInnen unter uns geeignet.

  • Sang-Min Yoon: Nobody Wants a Slow Website

    WordCamp Baltimore 2015Speaker: Sang-Min Yoon

    December 16, 2015 — Having a website that loads fast is important and we all know that. It can have a major impact on user engagement, conversion, retention and even SEO but for some reason, websites on the web continue to get bigger and slower. Why is this the case and what can we do about it?

    This talk will primarily focus on the tools and techniques that can be used to create faster websites. Some topics that will be covered during this talk include performance testing, automations, mobile, design decisions and dealing with clients.

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  • Milos Soskic: Front End Workflow Automation for WordPress Theme and Plugin Development

    WordCamp Barcelona 2015Speaker: Milos Soskic

    November 28, 2015 — Currently there are a lot of different front end development tools with lots of interfaces available. As developers and designers, spending time doing repetitive tasks such as database search and replace, plugin scaffolding, asset minificaiton is cognitively expensive and cumbersome. I will be showing how you can use these tools to make the computer do the boring and repetitive tasks, thus automating parts of the WordPress development workflow and saving yourselves time and energy.

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  • Allen Moore: A Need for Speed – Performance Driven Front End Development

    WordCamp Philly 2015Speaker: Allen Moore

    October 21, 2015 — User’s of today’s web expect the sites they visit to be smooth, interactive, load quickly, and run well. The focus and priority of the Front End Developer, should be optimization of the front end experience for every site we create, for every device, and for every user.

    In this talk, we will cover how front end performance affects User Engagement and Experience; best practices for performance driven front end development; and tools to measure front end performance.

  • Jeffrey Zinn: Speed Up Your Production

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Jeffrey Zinn

    October 7, 2015 — Time is money, and time wasted is money lost. It is time to start identifying points in your development process that can be automated or sped up. We will review all the time-saving tips, tricks, and applications that I have incorporated over the years as a front-end developer. Fear not, back-end developers, much of this will apply to you as well! Time permitting, there will be a bonus round of time-saving applications I use to help run our business regarding bidding, time tracking, and invoicing. This will be an interactive presentation – while covering all these items, I am interested in alternatives you use as well. Let’s get all the ideas out there!

  • Holger Guggi: WordPress Responsive and Fast – Speed Index below 1000

    WordCamp Vienna 2015Speaker: Holger Guggi

    October 6, 2015 — How to make your responsive WordPress site render in less than a second.
    A step by step walkthrough of how to reach this critical goal on a responsive WordPress based site.
    Server side and front end key principles that you can put into practice on your very own WordPress site.

  • K.Adam White: Modular JavaScript

    WordCamp Providence 2014Speaker: K. Adam White

    August 1, 2015 — You can make your codebase much easier to maintain and expand by breaking your scripts up into modules, encapsulating different logical units in their own files, which makes developing and debugging simpler.

    Learn how to break your scripts up into smaller files to make coding and debugging your plugins more manageable, and how to use a build process to reconstruct them into a single file for release.

  • Aisha Henderson: Sass and WordPress—Enhancing Your Front-End Workflow

    WordCamp Atlanta 2015Speaker: Aisha Henderson

    April 19, 2015 — This talk covers how to start your theme development with Sass and WordPress, using Underscores as the starter theme. While this session is geared towards beginning WordPress theme designers I recommend this for anyone inquiring about Sass and it’s awesome features.

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  • Julien Mession : Étendre le front-end WordPress avec Node.js

    WordCamp Paris 2015Speaker: Julien Mession

    April 5, 2015 — WordPress est un formidable outil de contribution et d’administration, via un back-office ergonomique abouti. La donnée produite, servie habituellement par le thème en front end, peut également être exploitée par des briques développées avec Node.js pour répondre à des problématiques d’application temps réel, de performance, de séparation des métiers (dev front, dev back). L’atelier présentera les pistes à explorer pour mixer les deux technologies et proposer une expérience plus riche aux internautes.

  • K.Adam White: Modular JavaScript

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: K. Adam White

    July 14, 2014 — We’re long past the days where a few lines of JavaScript in a single .js file cut the mustard—modern web applications can involve thousands of lines over hundreds of files, and WordPress themes and plugins are heading in that direction fast. You can make your codebase much easier to maintain and expand by breaking your scripts up into modules, encapsulating different logical units in their own files. Learn several ways to modularize your code, with a focus on AMD and Require.js. And take a quick peek into the future to discover the native module syntax coming in the next version of JavaScript!

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