I gave this talk in a couple of weeks ago at the very first WordCamp Russia 2013 which was a big success (will publish a recap separately).
It covers most of the basics: what is site speed and why it’s important, a little bit of object caching, transient caching, page caching, opcode caching, browser caching, image compression, etc. Before you hit “Play”, please note that the video is in Russian :)
If you have any questions, I’ll happily reply via comments or Twitter, both in English and Russian.
Otto, Brian Krogsgard, Ben Lobaugh, Erick Hitter, Jake Goldman, Kailey Lampert, Shane Pearlman, John Hawkins, Patrick Garman, Ryan Frankel, Andrew Norcross. Google Hangouts seemed to work pretty well!
I don’t have a strong opinion about any of the points they discussed, but I would love to see an option to flag a particular plugin with a security issue, and obviously, write what the issue is, and how it could (or should) be resolved.
If you think you know WP_Query, watch this talk by Andrew Nacin at WordCamp Portland 2011. Andrew digs through stuff like query_posts, wp_the_query, pre_get_posts and more. So if you’re still using query_posts without a good reason, Andy will convince you not to.
Great session from WordCamp Singapore by my friend and co-worker Philip Arthur Moore, who talks about essential things to WordPress theme development, including a set of awesome plugins that can help. You can find the slides on SlideShare.
From WordCamp Norway 2012, earlier this year, an awesome presentation by Wilhelm, who takes us through the world of responsive wed design. It isn’t something new, I agree, and as he mentions media queries have been around for over 10 years. However, it’s very nice to catch up on things, since a lot of WordPress theme developers are still overlooking all of this.
One important aspect that Wilhelm mentions is that your printer is a device as well. Nothing to do with media queries, but reminds me of the importance of the print stylesheet. Also to keep in mind is that responsive doesn’t necessarily mean device, but the browser width too. It’s nice if you can shrink your browser width and still be able to read without scrolling left and right, I wish we had this in the PHP functions reference and the WordPress Codex — would save me a bunch of Cmd+Tab hits back and forth.
Anyway, how are you using responsive web design? What are your favorite examples? What grids and/or CSS frameworks would you recommend for responsive web design? Have you tried changing the browser width on my blog? Thank you for taking the time to read/watch this, and feel free to subscribe for more goodies!