Responsive Themes & Mobile Plugins /w David Kryzaniak

Having website that's easily readable across all platforms and devices is crucial these days. Currently there are two ways to make a WP site look prettier on mobile devices: Responsive Themes and Mobile Site Plugins. David Kryzaniak will cover both options and the pros and cons of each.

David Kryzaniak is a Programming Ninja for Blue Door Consulting in Oshkosh. He's been using (and lovin') WP since version 1! On occasion, blog about WP @ http://dave.kz/

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  • Kimberly V.

    David gave a wonderful presentation and I have some actionable items I've taken away with me. Well done, david!

    Here are my notes, if anyone's interested
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1et41tuA5JlWefMTaqmUWsPxD9OcEr9FT3oqshxaaoWg/edit?usp=sharing

    March 8, 2013

  • R. Scott B.

    After the presentation, I had a discussion with someone about display or windows size (resolution) detection. Right now, the browser sends application info ("hi, I'm an iPhone.") in the initial request to the server, but we need JavaScript (which runs after the page is already delivered) to detect and do something with display information (e.g. what is the screen size, what are the browser's display dimensions?).

    When delivering a responsive website, it would be nice to know what size images to return right away (so we don't deliver huge images to mobile and low-res to desktops). Multiple calls (post JavaScript) to the server are slow and inefficient.

    Chris Coyer (if you don't know of him, Google and follow him) posted this incredibly timely blog post on the same day: http://css-tricks.com/client-hints/ ..."What if instead of just a UA string, we got information about the browser in the headers as well? Client-Hints aims to be that."

    Sweet!

    March 10, 2013

    • R. Scott B.

      Thanks Jacob. I'll be there!

      March 11, 2013

    • Patrick R.

      @Scott, I know Web 920 covered CSS preprocessors back in August (http://www.web920.com...­). They might be interested in looking into it again in a few months (and I know Elliot & Kimberly are always looking for new topic ideas). I may at some point cover WP-LESS which is obviously LESS for WordPress but it works a little different and probably not what you want.

      March 11, 2013

  • Marc B.

    Was glad I made the trip. It is clear to me that David knows a LOT more than he had time for today. Would be very anxious to pick his brain in order to delve deeper into the topic.

    Met some really great people as well which made it doubly worth-while.

    March 8, 2013

  • Caleb S.

    Definitely a worthwhile meetup. Great conversations around the topic and off topic after the presentation. Gained some valuable insight into mobile friendly and cross platform design. A+ David!

    March 8, 2013

  • R. Scott B.

    A very relevant topic. A bit difficult to see with the small fonts thought.

    March 8, 2013

  • Matt

    It was good but more for beginners who just wanted to even know what responsive was, but the conversations after were really good.

    March 8, 2013

  • John T.

    Awesome!

    March 8, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    Great info - thanks!

    March 8, 2013

  • Patrick R.

    Dave was very prepared and informative!

    March 8, 2013

  • Tim W

    Regarding screen shots on multiple browsers as well as screen resolutions http://browsershots.org/ was mentioned and it's pretty decent. screenfly (http://quirktools.com/screenfly/) is pretty handy too.

    @David thanks for the great presentation.

    March 8, 2013

  • David K.

    Hey guys! Here are my slides from this morning! dave.kz/responsive-wp/slides.pdf

    4 · March 8, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Thanks David - good info, well presented by a guy with a truly unique fashion sense!

      March 8, 2013

    • Shannon B.

      Great presentation today, thanks!

      March 8, 2013

  • Rebecca B.

    client meetings

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it at 8:30 am... don't use WP at work :(

    March 7, 2013

  • Corey

    I'll be in Texas or I'd be there! It sounds awesome though!

    March 4, 2013

    • Corey

      I wish, Going to visit a vendor :)

      March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This meetup would be more worth your time ;)

      March 6, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Gonna be out of town for this one otherwise I'd love to join :(

    February 12, 2013

    • Ann B.

      Can I get a copy of the screencast, too?

      March 4, 2013

    • Patrick R.

      @Ann, If everything works (and it should!) I'll post a link in the comments so everyone has access to it. Also, follow @AppletonWP on Twitter. :)

      March 4, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    Maybe this time life will actually allow me to show up! It's a GREAT and highly relevant topic!

    February 12, 2013

  • David K.

    See y'all there!

    February 12, 2013

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