Nick Batik

Posts by Nick Batik

What You Need to Know About Offering WordPress Maintenance Contracts

Business cycles are a rollercoaster. You need to know what your income is going to be. Retainers help to level out some of the big dips and drops. The core of this is Building Relationships. You are no longer just a craftsman who comes in a builds something then leaves – you are now in […]

How to Implement Website Design Best Practices in WordPress

Last month Rich Plakas covered what those new to WordPress need to know about Best Practices for Website Design. Based on our member’s requests, this month Rich showed attendees how to implement them in their WordPress sites. Rich reviewed some websites to help attendees to know what to look for in a best practices-designed site. Here […]

What WP Developers Need to Know about Responsive Images

This month’s meet-up presented Christopher Schmitt, web design specialist, trainer, CSS3, HTML5, UX, IA consultant, and  author of Designing Web & Mobile Graphics, CSS Cookbook, the HTML5 Cookbook and several other books. He has given talks demonstrating the use and benefits of practical standards-based designs at conferences such as Web Visions and SXSW. In Spring […]

Best Practices for Administering WordPress

For the notes to this meetup, visit Best Practices for Administering WordPress

Great turn out at content strategy meetup

It’s hard to pan the whole room with my phone, but this is my demonstration of real-time blogging as part of a content strategy.  

Photos from 2013 Austin WordCamp

There were too many pictures to fit on the WordCamp site, so here they all are, with special thanks to photographer Harrison Funk for all his great work! If you have any pictures of your own to add to the gallery, please upload them through our form.

Meetup – DIY Search Engine Optimization

Eric Highland, @erichighland Austinot.com These slides are on slideshare. Visit Eric’s Facebook, and Twitter How Search Engines Work SEO encompasses any unpaid methods used to get a website to rank well on search engine results pages (SERPS) Content is no longer king, it is one piece in an overall SEO puzzle. How to find if […]

WAI-ARIA Overview

Rich Schwerdtfeger CTO Accessibility IBM Software Chair, W3C WAI-ARIA Working Group ARIA A way for authors to apply rich accessibility semantics in Web content A way to reproduce the keyboard fuctionality of desktop apps Accessibility API defines a standard contract between an application component and an assistive technology Role State Actions Caret Selection Text Hypertext […]

WordPress Hands-On Meetup – Live

Join the Google Hangout [Event Closed. Live Feed to Google Hangout is no longer available.]   Follow Pat’s Presentation: http://wpsocial.slash25.com/ Follow Nick’s Presentation: http://presentations.pleiadesservices.com/category/wordpress-meetup-2012-09-25-connecting-social-media Follow Clark’s Presentation: http://clarklab.com/posts/the-elements-of-social-media/