Images typically account for the greatest number of bytes downloaded when viewing a web page. Because of this, images are an area in which there’s huge opportunity to lower the size of a page, decrease load time, and increase performance. In this session, we’ll touch briefly on the basics of how to use the appropriate file types for images on a site. From there, we’ll dig a bit deeper and discuss methods to implement responsive images, browser-specific image formats like WebP, and how to optimizing responsive images further via lazy loading. Finally, we’ll go over building out a workflow for automating image optimization via WordPress’ built-in add_image_size function and task-automation tools like Gulp and Grunt.

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As you start out your journey with WordPress, it’s very common to take out a piece or two of code and inspirations from other projects. However, most of these aren’t up for standard and potentially unsecured. Beginners would likely follow the same route and practice of coding. In this session, Dreb will talk about key best practices in building standard, secured and performant WordPress websites — leading to a better web experience for everyone.

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我是一個不懂程式語言的人,接觸到WordPress其實是一個無心插柳柳橙汁的過程。一開始是因為自己的公司需要,所以我開始到網路爬文,一路跌跌撞撞從中文的Google爬到了英文的Google去,發現這中間的資訊落差極大~對我來說,我不過就是想要一個網站罷了,能夠偶爾寫寫文章,放上重要的資訊,應該不難吧?可是到我真的架好一個站,理解了WordPress,已經是一年多以後的事情了呢!因此我想替自己還有其他跟我有一樣需求的人建立一個小天地,讓更多跟我一樣不懂程式語言的人,也能擁有一個自己的WordPress網站,不用爬文爬到腳斷掉~That’s all!

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This session will provide actionable steps for implementing some proven (and easy) project management techniques to stop the dreaded “scope creep” that so many WordPress practitioners struggle with when providing services for others.

Takeaways:

The 6 Principles of Productivity Management You Knew and Then Forgot
What to Put in the Contract so You Get Paid for Change
How to Effectively Manage Change

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Slow sites frustrate consumers. Frustration costs money. To delight consumers, beat competitors, and to please Google, your site will need to load in under a second. Web performance is no longer an art, but a science. You have 600 milliseconds; how will you spend them?

Come and explore the theory, and take home practical tips, tricks and tools.

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Do you constantly feel like you are hacking code together? Do you find it difficult to maintain, adapt or even read code you’ve written previously? Chances are, you are not taking into consideration some of the basic principles of software architecture. Come learn how some simple habits and changes in perspective can transform you from a 1x developer to a 10x developer!

Takeaways:

How to keep your code simple and straightforward
How to reduce bugs in your code
How to become a more productive developer

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Discover how one Mom’s tips, tricks & curriculum led to her daughters and their friends engaging in tech beyond Pokémon and Minecraft. Learn how they earned the ability to land job opportunities at agencies while attending university, due to their skills in writing and WordPress development. If you’re new to WordPress and wondering how to get started or trying to build a team at your company, you won’t want to miss this session! Gain resources to learn/teach WordPress. Learn how to convert teens into agency assets. Discover the value of mentorship and building a legacy business.

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In this talk, we’ll dip our toes into the relatively new javascript framework called Vue.js. We’ll go over how to integrate Vue.js into a custom theme and use WordPress as the backend that powers a simple directory with an ajax search feature and Google Maps. We’ll cover a few basic concepts of Vue and why it can be a nice alternative to using jQuery.

Takeaways:

You’ll know what Vue.js is!
You’ll have a basic understanding of how to get started with Vue.
You’ll see how to use the WordPress API in order to use that data with Vue.js

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A discussion on the best practices for creating a well designed responsive theme on WordPress.

Takeaways:

Key elements that make a beautiful responsive design.
How to choose the best responsive theme for you.
Best practices for managing logos, photos, colors, patterns and font styles on WordPress. “

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We all like to learn some handy tips and tricks, right? How about a huge list of all the ways I have personally improved my workflows, processes, production quality, and even lifestyle?

I’ve been building WordPress sites, working remotely, and generally doing all things WordPress for years now and I’ve discovered a whole lot of cool stuff in that time.

Come see the curtain get pulled back and learn which tools I value the most and the good habits I’ve developed which have made the biggest impact on my life.

Takeaways:

Shiny object syndrome is real!
Save time by attending this presentation to hear what tools work in the day to day of running my WordPress business.

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