Each of our sessions typically feature 3 separate presenters focusing on a specific aspect of some WordPress topic, but this month we’re pulling out ALL the stops! We’ve brought on 5 highly-skilled experts to teach you about many of the different aspects of creating themes for WordPress. Each live presentation will have roughly 30-40 minutes allotted for instruction and 10-15 minutes allotted for Q&A at the end.
About This Session
For this digitally-broadcast event, we have five speakers. Five! Sara Cannon, Chris Cochran, Paul Clark, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, and Brad Parbs. Each of these incredibly talented individuals brings with them a unique perspective and an exhaustive list of experiences with WordPress theme design and development.
Because we have such an action-packed lineup, this session is going to diverge from our traditional model. Rather than try to fit everything into a single awesome-filled day we’re breaking it up across several awesome-filled days.
- Designing for User Experience (UX)
- Designing quickly with Sass
- Integrating the Theme Customizer
- Building for a broad audience
- Creating a better theme development work low
- Working with Genericons (and other icon fonts)
- And more!
In addition to watching each event live below, you can also re-watch (or catch later) the recording from each presentation.
Sept 16 (Monday)
7pm ET: Sara Cannon: Working with Icon Fonts
Sept 18 (Wednesday)
7pm ET: Paul Clark: Integrating the Theme Customizer
8pm ET: Chris Cochran: A Better Theme Process
Sept 19 (Thursday)
7pm ET: Lisa Sabin-Wilson: Preparing Your Theme For The Rest of the World (internationalization)
8pm ET: Brad Parbs: Getting Sassy: Fun with CSS Pre-processors
About the Speakers
Brad Parbs is a core contributor, plugin author, theme designer, open source fanatic, and startup lover. Brad has created open source WordPress tools, themes, and plugins. Brad currently runs Snow Day Group, a Milwaukee-based web development, a WordPress development agency. When not making things with WordPress, Brad drinks Chai Tea, plays with his cats, and listens to loud music in his car.
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For the last 5 years Chris has been working to merge his love of design and his love for development together with WordPress. Not satisfied to stop there, Chris also spends his free time exploring cooking and music. He’s a very creative guy, working to make the internet a better place one site at a time. He’s a pretty popular guy in the Genesis theme community, and has done some pretty remarkable things with the theme.
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Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the co-owner of WebDevStudios, a design and development company specializing in customized WordPress themes and plugins, and the author of WordPress For Dummies. As the “For Dummies” brand franchise author on all things WordPress she’s also written several other WordPress-related books. She’s worked with WordPress since 2003, and is also a regular public speaker on topics such as WordPress, blogging, design, and social media.
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Paul is a seasoned developer with 17 years experience in creative applications and 10 years experience in web programming and team management. He has built a lot of really cool websites with WordPress, and is a pretty prolific speaker. Recently, he released a plugin named Styles that extends the capability of the WordPress Theme Cusomizer.
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