October Meetup

Getting started with WordPress web apps

This talk will give you an introduction to using WordPress to build web apps. It will include:

  • the difference between a web app and a responsive site
  • using themes to create a web app from the same database as your main site
  • WordPress plugins which help with web apps

by Rachel McCollin

URL: rachelmccollin.co.uk

Rachel McCollin is a web designer and writer based in Birmingham. She runs Compass Design, a web and graphic design agency, and is the author of WordPress Mobile Web Development, published by Packt in August. She specialises in mobile and responsive development and frequently writes on the subject for her own blog and for Smashing Magazine.


Build a mobile theme to use with your existing WordPress site

Mobile website development is a hot topic at the moment. More and more users are accessing websites via a mobile device. This talk will show you how to build a basic mobile template and wrap in it into a plugin that you can drop in to your current WordPress website. The course will cover all aspects of a mobile web build project including: Concepts, Wireframes, Prep your Current WP site for mobile, Design, Screen Resolutions, Development (Mobile CSS Reset, WP Code, Mobile jQuery, etc), Bug Testing and much more. You will also be able to download the fully working mobile theme that was used in the talk.

by Jack Barham

Website: http://airboxmedia.com
Twitter: @JackBarham

Jack is a self taught website designer and front-end developer, from picking up his first 'for dummies' book nearly 5 years ago he has since worked for various top London agencies designing, developing, project managing everything from blogs to full eCommerce websites. In recent years he has concentrated his development on the WordPress platform and throughout 2012 Jack has worked exclusively for Isobar Mobile building mobile web apps for companies such as DHL, Toyota and Kellogg's.

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  • Keith D.

    Jack's presentation is now online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8YRl8ME-5U. I'll try to get Rachel's up tonight.

    October 26, 2012

  • Gui A.

    Thanks to both speakers and the organisers. Awesome meetup as usual!

    October 19, 2012

  • Colin K.

    Really enjoyed last night, thanks to the speakers, very informative, learned lots. Or to be more precise, lots to learn! Look forward to the next one, shame I couldn't make the pub afterwards. Next time I will for sure

    October 19, 2012

  • Neil M.

    2 excellent sessions last night. Had to shoot straight off again but next time I'm able to make it I will go to the pub!

    October 19, 2012

  • Graham A.


    October 19, 2012

  • Adam

    Very informative, great speakers

    October 19, 2012

  • Eugene

    My first Meetup ever! Very educational. I didn't know much about Mobile and Web Apps. I enjoyed both talks, look forward to the next one. Thanks

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those that didn't get a chance to take notes, I have uploaded both mobile themes and added a link to my presentation on Slideshare here: http://airboxmedia.com/wpldn.php

    October 19, 2012

  • Elzette

    Great talks about integrating WordPress with mobile! Some handy tips!

    October 19, 2012

  • Keith D.

    Really enjoyed the talks tonight. Thanks Rachel and Jack!

    October 19, 2012

  • Jevgenijs C.

    I'd like to thank Jack Barham for sharing his brilliant mobile WP boilerplate with WPLDN.

    October 18, 2012

  • Steve J.

    Sorry - mates coming down from Scotland that night. See you next time!

    October 14, 2012

  • Graham A.

    Two excellent sessions. Will there be a WordPress Q & A section too?

    October 11, 2012

    • Keith D.

      Depends if we have time, but hopefully!

      October 12, 2012

  • Kay A.

    I am looking forward to my first meetup and fellow WP users.

    October 12, 2012

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