How are we improving the writing experience in WordPress? What can we do for the user to keep them better focussed on their content? I’ll talk about some improvements we did in the last few releases and what we could do in the future.
The past three years have seen a huge increase in the number of EU laws affecting the work of web designers, developers, bloggers, and business owners. Some of them make the web a better place to be, others make our work unnecessarily difficult, and some raise questions we all need to ask about the future of our industry. Heather will give you a plain English overview of what you need to know about the ways these laws affect you. We will run through issues including VAT, copyright, liability, privacy, data protection, and e-commerce.
For only 10% of WordPress’s life have build and test tools been a part of our core repository. We have only solved 10% of the problems we can with tooling. 10% answers can kill you in software development. They’re the tip of the sword. Here’s my question: What is the next ten percent of our answer?
As web developers, there are many considerations we have to make as we develop: for mobile, for responsive, for accessibility. I believe we can approach this in a more robust, positive, and future-proof manner by looking at capabilities rather than concessions. This talk is about shifting and inspiring perceptions, rather than any sort of tutorial.
Learn how to make websites that comply with European laws and respect the privacy of your users. Both legal and technical issues will be examined: EU regulation, cookies and various forms of tracking, privacy-friendly alternatives, implications of social login, why you should always use HTTPS and a whole lot more.
This talk reviews how people not inside the WordPress community view us. I brings some practical suggestions and solutions on how we can look outside our comfort zones, widen our knowledge circles and ensure that we learn from other communities mistakes whilst bridging the gap. As a result, we can make our communities more diverse and stronger for the future.
Why web publishing is so broken. A short look behind the scenes of creating a new kind of editing experience of the web.
Thousands of people around the world make a living with WordPress. Despite this, professionals in our ecosystem are poorly indexed. In this talk I present my take on creating a central platform for WordPress professionals, called WP Talents. I talk about the original idea, initial struggles and the future.
Our traditional understanding of motivation is broken. Thankfully the science is now clear. Explore how a culture which embraces Open Source and remote work promotes the real drivers of motivation and ultimately leads to a happy, motivated team.
Beyond the land of responsive design lies the world of adaptive experiences. Where not only does your site work well on different screen sizes, it adapts to them. Mighty morphing design works on any device, in any place. Yet it goes beyond that, these are designs that optimise, reduce and change depending on the device you are using. It’s beyond just popping a sidebar below the content and calling it responsive. Mighty morphing design is the way we should and need to be designing. In this talk I’ll show you what it is and show you how you can become a mighty morphing designer.