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People of WordCamp Europe 2016

WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna is over. I feel tired and sad. But in the most positive way you can imagine. It has been so much fun to meet new people, and hang out with our WordPress Finland community members. In this post I’m not going summarize amazing talks we all witnessed. Talks will be …

Testing Foundation Accordion

I’m not the biggest fun of large front-end frameworks for couple of reasons. There are lot’s of extra code I don’t need. I don’t understand what’s going on. I feel like I lose control. But there are times when frameworks like Foundation can be really helpful. They do have lot’s of great front-end components and …

Detecting Javascript in WordPress

Does you full screen menu or other fancy Javascript based solution work without Javascript? They can work if you’re detecting Javascript beforehand.

Accessibility in WordPress Turku Meetup

I was happy to visit in WordPress Turku Meetup and talk about accessibility. Topic was how to create better and more accessible themes. This was my third talk in this month and sixth talk in my first year as a freelancer. #WPTurku @samikeijonen showing the right path to #a11y… I have to redo everything… #wpfi pic.twitter.com/wEKumpn2Ts — …

Switch Away from Icon Fonts to SVG

This has been busy month for WordPress talks. First freelance talk in WordPress Helsinki meetup, today SVG talk in WordPress Cafe hosted by Exove, and finally talk about accessibility in Turku WordPress meetup. Today topic was switching away from icon fonts to SVG. You can check the slides from here. We talk about these subjects: …

SVG Social Menu in WordPress

Justin Tadlock have invented social nav menu system. Pretty much everybody is using it on public themes because users can create social links using WordPress menu system. And social links can be drag ‘n dropped in any order you want. It is great! Here is a screenshot how it might look like. But lately (several months) …

Simple and Accessible SVG Menu Hamburger Animation

We could argue should we ever use so called hamburger icon as a menu toggle button. But that’s not the point of this article. Instead, I’d like to share how to create simple and accessible SVG menu hamburger with animation. By animation I mean that when you toggle to menu, hamburger icon smoothly turns into …

My First Year as a Freelancer

Actually, title should be my first nine months as a freelancer because I started my full time freelancing on August 1st, 2015. I was privileged to talk about my freelancing experiences in WordPress Helsinki Meetup. Thanks for having me, it was great to meet you all and have couple of beers! And I really appreciate all …

Organizing WordCamp Finland 2016

I feel tired but so happy happy. That’s because of Wordcamp Finland 2016. Once again I’d like to thank all attendees, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, Virgin Oil staff, and organizers. You’re all amazing, we did this together! I’d like to talk about organizing WordCamp Finland 2016, how all went, were there any issues, and what we learnt. …

WordPress Education

It’s been interesting past eight months for me. I took some time off from teaching math in Pohjois-Tapiola highschool and have been WordPress freelancing. It mostly involve custom WordPress sites for clients, public themes and plugins. But I really, really like when I get a change to educate others. WordPress Education There are many ways how I …