I'm a big fan of premium plugins – they typically have more features, better support, and are better maintained than free plugins. Having said that you can actually do quite a bit with all of the free plugins available on the WordPress.org plugin repository. This site for example uses only free plugins and plugins I've written myself (okay technically I'm using one premium plugin because I'm experimenting with it).
Today I presented Evaluating E-Commerce Solutions at WordCamp Grand Rapids which focused on creating a process to evaluate different e-commerce solutions so that you can pick the best tool for your project.
Today I presented How to Use Marketing w/o the Shenanigans at WordCamp Milwaukee which focused on getting the most conversions from your contact forms.
Last night I presented CSS3 Transitions & Animations to the Web920 meetup group.
- CSS3 Transitions & Animations can help create a good experience on your site
- CSS3 Transitions are very easy to implement
- CSS3 Animations are more complex than transitions but they are more powerful
- CSS3 Transitions & Animations work very well with progressive enhancement
- A break down of how to code transitions & animations
- Inspiration Continue Reading…
On Friday February 8th I presented Developing WordPress Sites on Your Local Machine at the Appleton WordPress Meetup Group.
- Developing locally is beneficial for a variety of reasons
- Control of Server
- There aren't many complications
- Technologies used
- Software recommendations
- Live Demo!