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November Meetup

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Developing with WordPress and Git

by Rob Miller

Git is what's known in tech parlance as a distributed version control system, and it's all the rage. But what does it actually do, and how can it help your development — especially when working in a team?

This talk looks, without assuming any prior knowledge, at: how we use Git here at Big Fish; some WordPress-related gotchas; and some hurdles we had to overcome in the last year or so — plus some more advanced topics, like how best to deploy Git-versioned sites even to multi-server environments.

Bio: Rob Miller is head of digital at Big Fish, a Chelsea-based design, branding and marketing agency. They work with clients like Yeo Valley, Tyrrells Crisps, Dorset Cereals and others, and do everything from branding to sales promotion, from packaging design to ecommerce. They're greedy like that. Rob has been working with WordPress since the dark days of 0.72, and really doesn't know what he'd do without it.


Tailoring WordPress To Meet Your Client Needs

by Nathan Roberts

WordPress is designed to make website administration simple. This talk covers how StudioA2 deliver projects that allow flexibility on the front end while not compromising usability on the back end.

A well designed site that functions correctly for visitors can be a nightmare for your clients if the administration is not user friendly. We've built dozens of WordPress sites, each with its own unique design, layout and content structure. We deliver a bespoke admin interface that empowers clients to take full control of site content within various layouts without needing to know the first thing about HTML/CSS.

Bio: Nathan Roberts is a self taught web developer based between Birmingham and London. His love of web started in 1998 as he read HTML in easy steps in during his summer holiday. He runs StudioA2 : a UK based WordPress development house who support agencies primarily in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Nathan started using WordPress in 2009 as an alternative to an in-house CMS and loves it so much he has built his whole business around it.

Twitter: @studioA2uk

WordPress 3.5 Accessibility Update

by Graham Armfield

WordPress 3.5 is currently in beta and is scheduled for release in December 2012. After my presentation on WordPress and Web Accessibility at WordCamp UK in the summer, a number of trac tickets were raised on accessibility issues found within the WP admin screens.

But what's actually happened since then? The answer is - quite a bit. This short demo will run through some of the positives in the pipeline, and some of the ones that got away.

Twitter: @coolfields