Creating truly fluid themes and lightning talks about WordPress tools/plugins
We’re treating you to a variety of talks in August: our first talk will be about creating fluid themes, followed by variety lightning talks* from our members about tools they really like to use with WordPress.
* Never heard of a lightning talk? It’s a very quick talk that usually lasts no more than 5 minutes and is aimed at giving you a flavour of something rather than a detailed guide on how to do something.
Beyond responsiveness: creating truly fluid themes (full-length talk – 20/25 mins)
Michael Burridge – Freelance WordPress specialist @michaelburridge
The “received wisdom” in the world of web design is that all websites should be responsive these days. While this is true, responsiveness isn’t a perfect solution.
In this talk, we’ll look at some of the problems and issues with responsive design, and then we’ll look at how to get around these by developing a theme which is not just responsive but genuinely and fully fluid.
The aim will be a theme where the layout remains consistent, proportional, reliable, and exactly as the designer intentioned, whatever the width of the viewport.
— Little Lightbulb (@LightbulbHQ) August 1, 2017
Level: Beginner +
ht-hack-cess – basic .htaccess for WordPress (lightning talk)
Martin Brown – Web developer
Quick things you can do with simple .htaccess file edits
How I use Git with WordPress (lightning talk)
Rob George – Web applications developer robgeorge.co.uk
A look at how I setup Git when starting a new WordPress project to track custom theme and plugin development in one place.
Level: Intermediate +
Hidden CSS (lightning talk)
Liam Jay – Web Designer, Front-End Developer, and WordPress Specialist https://www.liamjaydesigns.com/
Discover simple solutions to common web problems using CSS code you didn’t know about.
Level: Intermediate (you’ll need some knowledge of CSS already)
The blog post Liam did on the the navigation dividers is here if you just want to copy & paste the code needed for it: https://tinyurl.com/ycb27tbn
ManageWP for good client relations (lightning talk)
Janice Tye – Owner and Manager at 123 Design https://www.123design.co.uk
A quick run through of how using ManageWP for website administration aids workflow and website maintenance.
Here are the three videos Janice used to show us WP Manage:
Gantry: the missing piece of the WordPress jigsaw (lightning talk)
A quick introduction to RocketTheme’s Gantry plugin/framework enabling rapid development of responsive themed sites.
Brian Prescott – MD, Brightspark Associates
Experience level: Intermediate (you’ll need some familiarity with theme development)
— TheDigitalGrapevine (@thedigigrape) August 1, 2017