(Video) CSS Grid Changes Everything

If you make websites, this is must-watch TV: CSS Grid Changes Everything (About Web Layouts) with Morten Rands-Hendriksen at WordCamp Europe 2017. https://youtu.be/txZq7Laz7_4   An educational and engaging presentation by @mor10 (epic pun on his Twitter handle!) that explains everything you need to know to move past float and flex and start using CSS grid today … Continue reading (Video) CSS Grid Changes Everything

Scott Stancil: Effective Bug Discovery and Management (WordCamp DC 2017)

If you're on the East Coast and love WordPress, here's a great chance to catch my Automattic colleague Scott Stancil speaking live about our work on Flow Patrol for WordPress.com — this Friday July 14, 2017 at 2:15 PM Eastern. Details on the WordCamp DC 2017 website. Learn more about what "flow patrol" is here on Make WordPress testing.

Video: Empathy and User-centered Design

Here's a short talk I gave at WordCamp London 2015 on the topic of empathy and user-centered design. Reblogging from the vault of yesteryear since I haven't published it previously. The big difference between good and bad designers (and developers, copywriters—all of us) is how they handle people struggling with their design. In this lightning session … Continue reading Video: Empathy and User-centered Design

WordPress Edinburgh

I spoke with the Edinburgh WordPress meetup today via Skype video. It was a fun and engaging group! Thanks to Iain Taylor for inviting me to share about Automattic products and WordPress happenings, and for everyone's questions and discussion. https://twitter.com/idea15webdesign/status/634052571511046144 Discussing everything from the new WordPress.com dashboard, Jetpack and Photon, to the Underscores theme and good plugins for … Continue reading WordPress Edinburgh

Speaking at ThemeConf

Update: see my slides and notes here, and a full text write-up here. I'm thrilled to announce my part in ThemeConf, an exciting new conference "for developers and designers who make themes," organized by Automattic and set in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District (Keswick, UK on September 2–4, 2015). Recognizing the fact that I don't make WordPress themes any more, I'm … Continue reading Speaking at ThemeConf

WordCamp Buenos Aires 2015

I gave a talk at WordCamp Buenos Aires in May 2015 on finding and choosing the perfect theme. Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Encontrar el diseño perfecto para tu sitio WordPress. For similar information in English, check out these Jumpstart resources on ThemeShaper. It was a great event! Well organized and well attended; I … Continue reading WordCamp Buenos Aires 2015

Video: State of Themes Panel

Lance Willett, Tiago Noronha, Ben Gillbanks, Tammie Lister: State of Themes Panel from WordCamp London 2015 — now on WordPress TV.

Press Publish

Announcing Press Publish with two upcoming dates in Portland, OR in March 2015 and Phoenix, AZ in April 2015. A new, one-day conference for bloggers who use WordPress — or want to switch. With inspirational talks by successful bloggers and workshops by the people who make WordPress.com and Jetpack — all designed to help you … Continue reading Press Publish

WordPress Barcelona December Recap

Tuve el placer de presentar sobre los temas de WordPress en la meetup de WordPress Barcelona para diciembre 2014. Joan Artés hizo un buen resúmen aquí: Ahorra 1000 Horas Con Underscores (con fotos).

WordCamp Las Peñitas: A 1000-Hour Head Start with Underscores

I presented at WordCamp Las Peñitas in May 2014 on the _s WordPress starter theme; how it gives theme designers and developers a thousand-hour head start. Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Ahorra 1000 horas con Underscores. For information on _s in English, check out these Underscores articles on ThemeShaper. It was a fun and … Continue reading WordCamp Las Peñitas: A 1000-Hour Head Start with Underscores