Morten Rand-Hendriksen: CSS Grid Changes Everything (About Web Layouts)

CSS Grid is now live in all major browsers, and with it everything we know about web layouts changes! Imagine drawing a grid in the browser and placing content in one or any number of cells without having to change the HTML or source order. And imagine changing that grid on the fly using media queries or JavaScript while keeping the HTML markup clean and accessible. That’s what CSS Grid does, and that’s why you should be using it today.
The CSS Grid Layout Module introduces a native CSS grid system, provided at the viewport level, that achieves what CSS frameworks and popular grid systems could only dream about: Responsive, flexible, pure CSS grid layouts, independent of document source order, that allow us to treat the browser as a true design and layout surface.
In this talk you’ll get an intro to CSS Grid and learn how it changes pretty much everything when it comes to layouts on the web. Through examples, code snippets, and practical demos you’ll learn how to use CSS Grid in a theme for modern responsive layouts, and you’ll also learn how to handle older browsers without Grid support in a clean and straight-forward way.
CSS Grid is here, and you can start using it today. This talk shows you how to do it right.

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Alice Orru: How I Started Working on Customer Support for a Popular WordPress Plugin as a Total Newbie

Did you ever think that working with WordPress is something that only developers and tech-savvy people can do?
Are you convinced that your being a newbie on WordPress won’t allow you to help people?

In this talk I’ll be sharing my experience on how I started working for a WordPress start-up; how I was struggling with my own impostor syndrome all the time, but still succeeded helping people and answering their technical questions.
In a few months, I will be celebrating my second year with WP Media. I don’t recognise anymore that Alice who was so scared of answering tickets on HelpScout.
This is the beginning of my journey from not understanding customers’ questions to getting my first “Great” ratings on HelpScout.

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Nirav Mehta: Build And They Won’t Come – WP Plugin Marketing Tips

WordPress has more than 50,000 public plugins. Should you build the next one? Will it be worthwhile maintaining it over the next five years? How will people discover your plugin? What activities can suck you away from building great plugins? How do you land up with great reviews for your plugins? Does it make sense to listen to customer feedback? How do you run a business around WordPress plugins and make money?

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