June 25, 2020 — This talk examines the current status of theme development (in May 2020). Create stunning themes for the future by learning how to take advantage of blocks, block templates, and block patterns.
– explaining the difference between block templates and patterns
– adding templates and patterns to your existing themes improves user experience
– building block templates and patterns for existing themes
– planning to take advantage of upcoming core enhancements like full site editing
June 21, 2020 — Learn the principles of Atomic Design. Reframe your perception of content as pages and posts to work with it in the newer context of blocks. Extend this mindset to utilize the potential of Gutenberg as it is now, and where it might be going in the future.
June 19, 2020 — The New York Times release of Snowfall in 2012 took the web industry by storm. Media-rich and captivating, its design evoked wonder, fear, and desperation in the face of an avalanche. Snowfall was one of the first great art-directed digital experiences in this era of the modern web.
Art direction isn’t a new concept, though. Look at any magazine or print publication—designers have long been creating evocative media experiences. Recent web technologies have made the dream of unconstrained art-directed experiences on the web possible. In this talk, Mel will explore how we can use the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg, to create gorgeous art-directed websites.
June 18, 2020 — In this talk, we’ll discuss the principles of Atomic Design, how to stop thinking of your content as “”pages”” and “”posts”” in favor of the concept of “”building blocks,”” and how to extend this mindset to utilize the potential of Gutenberg as it is now, and where it might be going in the future.”
June 17, 2020 — For a long time, the ability to create powerful and dynamic web experiences rested in the hands of developers. Even something as simple as adding a call to action in the middle of an article could be a confusing process.
The recent release of the Gutenberg editor for WordPress, however, blows wide open the capability for editors themselves to create engaging content without needing to rely on unintuitive menus or painful workflows. At this talk, we will look at a few projects we’ve built using Gutenberg and discuss both the advantages and challenges of this new editor.
June 12, 2020 — Apprendre à faire son premier patch sur le projet Gutenberg en utilisant GitHub, avec Riad Benguella
June 5, 2020 — This lightning talk was an exploration of the operational and technical journey behind editorial commerce for the Airstream Supply Company.
June 5, 2020 — With the introduction of the block editor, the WordPress ecosystem and editing experience has shifted, particularly for teams who were deeply familiar with the Classic Editor and had workflows and tooling designed around that. With editorial under pressure to continue producing content, it can be tough to put together a plan to move your site, especially if it’s a large site, over to the new editor.
In this talk, we explored the migration path to Gutenberg at a high level and some strategies for making the transition as seamless as possible. We also drilled down and got tactical, with tasks that development and editorial can work on together. These included an audit of existing components and workflow and making a plan for how these might be implemented in the new editor.
By the end, everyone had some strategies for helping their team transition to the new editor and take advantage of all Gutenberg has to offer.