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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

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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

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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.