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A Question of Deliverables

Presented by Kirsty Burgoine

Before responsive design, there was "standard" design. Keeping the client in the loop with standard design was easy, you showed them a visual and then created a pixel perfect website based on that visual. But as more internet enabled devices came on the market, responsive design became more common and the practice of pixel perfect designs became increasing difficult to maintain, keeping the client in the loop using "the old ways" became impractical.

So how do we deal with this? What deliverables do we provide to the client and at what stages? There is no one-fit solution to this so instead I will tell you a few of the things I tried and how and why they failed. Hopefully you can then find a method to suit you and avoid some of the mistakes I made.

Kirsty is a web designer / WordPress developer living and working in Shropshire. She has been working in the web industry in one way or another for over 10 years and running her business (imaginatively called Kirsty Burgoine Ltd.) for over 4 years. She builds both large and small WordPress sites for direct clients and provides WordPress consultancy to design and digital agencies across the UK.

Review of WordCamp Bournemouth
Presented by Jonathan Harris

If you haven't yet got your tickets for Bournemouth on July 12-13th get you tickets here: http://2014.bournemouth.wordcamp.org/tickets/ . It's always a fun-filled weekend of learning and socialising!

Otherwise if you can't make it, don't worry because we'll have an excellent review of the two-day conference from one of the organisers - Jonathan Harris.

Jonathan is a Creative Director at Harrisment Design and also the designer behind the logo of WordCamp Bournemouth!

Those who don't jump will never fly
Presented by Rian Rietveld

Changing what you don't like in the WordPress core, a plugin or a framework is not an easy task.

Many developers don't have a clue about what is important for accessibility. But telling developers they're doing accessibility wrong or just posting: “this is all wrong, fix it” doesn't always get accessibility on the agenda, or get a positive response.

But if WordPress doesn’t give you what you want, don’t just grumble or be intimidated by other developers, change it yourself - and give back to the WordPress community. You may be surprised how many people were waiting for that.

A month ago the Genesis Accessible plugin and the Leiden theme were published. Together they can make a Genesis website WCAG 2 accessible out-of-the-box. Find out how I created these things, and what the response was.

Rian is a web developer from the Netherlands. She builds accessible WordPress websites for companies/organizations and gives web accessibility consulting and training for web developers. She's also a member of the Make WordPress Accessible team.

As we sometimes serve the odd beer at the start of the meetup, we ask that attendees be over the age of 18. If you're not, let us know and we'll be sure to send you the videos/slides from the night!