Past Meetup

May - WordPress, Accessibility & Security

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Details

This month we're dedicating an evening to WordPress. We'll be at the Bean enCounter on Wednesday 17th May. We'll be there from 6pm with talks starting at 7pm.

As with all our events, we welcome both newcomers and existing members. It's free to attend, there is free food and a drink waiting!

There is plenty of free parking available around Stafford. We recommend Broad Street (http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/broad_street/st16/stafford/), next to Wilkos, which is operated by the Council and is free after 5:30pm. Alternatively, there is lots of street parking on Eastgate Street (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Eastgate+St,+Stafford+ST16+2LZ,+UK/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x487a717c007d3f0d:0x6885a951f24bf04a?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDltfl-5rMAhVsDcAKHa9sAncQ8gEIIzAB) and the surrounding areas which is also free after 6pm.

Thanks to our sponsors for this event – iWeb (https://www.iweb.co.uk/) and The Deskspace Project (http://www.deskspaceproject.co.uk/), run by TopCashback’s Charity (TopCharity).

Guest Speakers
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Designing for accessibility
Graham Armfield (http://www.coolfields.co.uk/)

The accessibility of a website is significantly affected by the underlying HTML, CSS and javascript that developers use to create it. But it is also possible to impact upon the accessibility of a site at the design stage - both the visual design, and the interactive design or UX. And it's not just about colour schemes either.

In this presentation I will outline a few key points to keep in mind when you are designing your next beautiful website or theme. I will illustrate the points with some good (and bad) examples.

Good design and web accessibility can go hand in hand - come and find out how.

Key message: It's not just developers that need to think about accessibility, it's designers too.

Practical WordPress Security
Tim Nash (https://timnash.co.uk/)

So we have all been to the scary WordPress security talk or indeed any security talk where Tim or someone else frightens you to death, but its not too dire, in those talks there is a theme that everything is beyond despair and very little helps. So this talk, which is low on scary tales and high on simple practical tips to improve your sites security. On their own they might not be the silver bullet but they all add up. Tim will guide you through things anyone of any ability level can implement to improve their sites security. While focusing on WordPress these tips can on the whole be used anywhere.

Schedule
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Chat, food & drink!

7:00pm - 7:05pm
Welcome
Dave Redfern

7:05pm - 7:40pm
Designing for accessibility
Graham Armfield (http://www.coolfields.co.uk/)

7:40pm - 8:00pm
Break, chat & drink!

8:00pm - 8:35pm
Practical WordPress Security
Tim Nash (https://timnash.co.uk/)

8:35pm - 8:45pm
Raffle and closing remarks
Dave Redfern

Food/dietary requirements
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The Bean enCounter lay out a nice buffet-style spread for us. There's probably enough to make this your evening meal. There is a good selection of food including plenty of vegetarian options. If you’re vegan or have any questions or concerns, just ask the staff at Bean enCounter on the night. They’ll be more than happy to advise on what’s suitable or put something together for you.