Author: Vision Nest Media

Code is Poetry: A Musician’s Tale by Helen Hou-Sandí, #wcsf14

Notes from  the talk given at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco by Helen Hou-Sandí. Official description: During a decade spent as a professional musician, I discovered web development and then WordPress, and made a primary career switch. While on the surface they sound incongruous, I believe that skills I learned and honed as a classical pianist have translated directly...

Lightning Talks: WordPress in Context John Eckman, Rachel Baker, Jeremy Felt

Notes from 3 “Lightning Talks” on the topic of “WordPress in Context“ Learning From the Other 78% by John Eckman Official description: Many of us in the WordPress community focus exclusively on the platform. But what can we learn from those who, for a variety of reasons, aren’t (or aren’t yet) using WordPress? What can those outside our community teach...

From the Front Lines of Multi-Device Web Design by Luke Wroblewski, #wcsf14

Notes from Luke Wroblewski‘s talk on “From the Front Lines of Multi-Device Web Design” at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco. Official description: It’s hard enough to design a great mobile or Web site but what about experiences that span these devices and more? Join Luke for a set of lessons learned designing Web products that attempt to embrace...

Design with Personas: A Lean Approach by Davide Casali #wcsf14

Notes from a talk at the 2014 WordCamp in San Francisco on Design with Personas: A Lean Approach* by Davide Casali. @folletto (I missed the first few minutes of the talk.) Designers and developers are thinking of different users We need to think of clearly spelled out users we design for Broad set of users is worst than narrow set...

Lightning Talks: Doing it Right (Zack Tollman, Joe Dolson) #wcsf14

The second session I manged to attend (after one was postponed due to an emergency drill included two “Lightning Talks: Doing it Right” A Look at WordPress Performance by Zack Tollman (@wired) Official description: While site performance is an important topic in the WordPress community, how are we really doing at maintaining fast websites in the real world? In my talk,...

Notes Cody Brown's talk "Lessons Learned from Unlocking the Web" #wcsf14

The first talk I attended at WordCamp 2014 in San Francisco was by Cody Brown, titled “Lessons Learned from Unlocking the Web” First sites are often fan sites People lurk before they post/create site Fear of speaking on the web doesn’t go away even for those who’ve done it before Books on helping people to get over fear of public...

Workshop: Crowdfunding For The Win

A few days ago I attended my first workshop at the still new WIMPSpace. The topic was something I’ve been toying with for a while, Crowdfunding For The Win, so I was looking forward learning more. It was led by Nancy Hayssen, who just had a successful crowdfunding campaign and raised $5000 to create a children’s book with the theme of...

WordPress links (August 2014)

News, tips, tutorials and more from the world of WordPress that I found interesting and/or useful A Launch Check List for Professional WordPress Websites (tutsplus) Quick Tip: How to Add Numbered Pagination to WordPress (wplift) Making a Church Website With WordPress (wpkube) How to Analyze Your Links in WordPress with LinkPatrol (wpbeginner) Final Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development...

Show and sort ALL entries of Business Directory Plugin

If you are already using the Business Directory Plugin for WordPress you know how powerful it is in building directories of any kind paid or free. However if you want to have a page that shows all the entries of your directory, sorted you have a problem. When you use the [businessdirectory-viewlistings] shortcode the entries are shown by category after category...

WordPress links (July 2014)

News, tips, tutorials and more from the world of WordPress that I found interesting and/or useful Trim the Bloat: Taking Another Look (tutsplus) CLI Cheat Sheet (wptavern) Free High Resolution Stock Image Resources (wplift) 3 Easy Ways To Add Pinterest (wpkube) How to Add Social Buttons in WordPress RSS Feed (wpbeginner) How to Fix Facebook Incorrect Thumbnail Issue in WordPress...