Upcoming WordCamp Sacramento: “Using CSS3 in WordPress” by Suzette Franck

I very lucky to have been selected to speak at the very first WordCamp Sacramento this year, right where my favorite cousins live! I will be giving my “Using CSS3 in WordPress” talk, which I also gave at WordCamp Toronto this October. However, this time, I will be adding more code examples and reworking my talk especially for the fine folks this upcoming November 7th! I am very excited for this WordCamp, especially since all tickets sold out in only 2 hours! It should be a fun, informative time for everyone!

Hey, but if you know CSS3 already, why  not learn some Sass? I did a introductory talk at Minneapolis WordCamp on this, which was recorded, and you may find embedded below from WordPress.tv. The session is geared for those CSS wizards wanting to get their feet wet with some Sassy good times:

I hope to see you at WordCamp Sacramento and if you go please stop me and say hello! 🙂


Learn how to start coding NOW with Girl Develop It


GDI-logoGirl Develop It (GDI) specializes in offering introductory programming lessons to women, but all are welcome to attend, so long as you abide by the GDI Code of Conduct.

Natalie-headshotMy BFF, Natalie MacLees, is the co-founder and teacher for the LA Chapter of GDI, where I have started teaching. This month, I am teaching an Introduction to PHP and MySQL. Next month, I will be teaching an Intro to HTML and CSS, which starts March 14. There are only 5 spots left right now, as GDI limits their class size to 20 so that everyone gets enough personalized attention in class. 🙂

GDI is awesome because if you are looking for work or going through financial hardship, you can apply for a scholarship. There are even loaner laptops that can be arranged for use in the class. Check out the upcoming classes according to location, which are spread out across the entire United States.

natalie-speakingIf you already know HTML and CSS and want to kick it up a notch, I highly recommend learning Javascript and jQuery. It just so happens that Natalie, the author of the popular book, “jQuery for Designers“, herself (!), is going to be teaching this class at a very affordable price this weekend! Natalie is also my favorite female speaker/teacher, so I will be taking this class as well, here is the url to register if you would like to join: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Los-Angeles/events/219296901/

Now is totally time to learn something awesome, so why don’t you get on that? 🙂


WPwatercooler #99: Using Foundation Framework

On this episode of WPwatercooler: Brendan Sera-Shiriar, Russ Aaron, Jason Coleman, Chris Perryman, Josh Pollock, Jason Resnick, and Nikhil Vimal along with WPwatercooler regulars Jason Tucker, Suzette Franck, and Steve Zehngut talk how and why to build WordPress themes with the Foundation framework.


A CSS Hat Review by Creativity Included

I’ve seen scores of other companies try to address the problem of PSD to CSS conversion, and so far hadn’t found one that put out code that was up to my standards. But CSS Hat came recommended by the OCWP group, and those folks really know their stuff, so I figured I’d give it a shot. It seemed like it would be worth a $30 gamble if it really did what it said it did.

After trying it out for a bit, all I can say is holy cow, does it deliver! I was able to translate the image-based submit button a client has been using into pure CSS in less than 5 minutes. Sure, I had to tweak a couple of rules and add a couple of others, but all in all, it saved me probably 10 minutes of typing in code, searching CSS Tricks for how that border-clip thing worked again and visiting a CSS3 shadow and gradient generator.

Read full article at A CSS Hat Review by Creativity Included.