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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 …

Talking Business

Me talking business? Whaaat. Well, I had a fun day. First I had a meeting in Olari highschool. They’re switching to WordPress. I can help with that. Then I went to my own school in Pohjois-Tapiola highschool and talked about business! After that I had a meeting that I can’t talked about yet. But it was …

Where to Learn WordPress Development

You are already familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP or MySQL. You do web development as a hobby or even a full time job. And now you’re entering in WordPress world – brave new world. Welcome! But where can you learn WordPress development? There must be thousands of places where you could start. But this is not …

Accessible Navigation Patterns talk in Jyväskylä WordPress Meetup

New WordPress Meetup groups have been popping out lately more and more here in Finland. Jyväskylä WordPress Meetup and Turku WordPress Meetup are the newest meetups. I visited in Jyväskylä Meetup and talked about accessible navigation patterns. My goal was to bring awareness about accessibility. It’s not hard but needs a certain mind set: Can …