17) Automated WordPress Development – Eric Mann

A widely recognized best-practice in web development is to keep JS and CSS to a minimum.

This means combining multiple files into a single download and minifying the file so it loads quickly.

Grunt is a local development tool that helps optimize and streamline this workflow, empowering developers and designers to focus on what they do best.

Attendees will be introduced to various CSS and JS best practices, and to a workflow that uses Grunt to automate the nitty-gritty details of preparing a theme or plugin for release.

Eric Mann

Eric Mann is a seasoned web developer with experience in languages from JavaScript to Ruby to C#.

He has been building websites of all shapes and sizes for the better part of a decade and continues to experiment with new technologies and techniques.