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The Razorfrog team attended WordCamp San Francisco this past weekend, and as always, we like to share a few of our lessons, talks, links, and other takeaways from the conference. There’s a lot to take in over two days, so I’ll try to be brief! You can also read Scott’s thoughts here

It’s good to be back at Mission Bay, even if it’s for the last time! It’s a fair point however that we’ve outgrown the space – it was absolutely packed full of attendees and sponsors. And swag. Lots of great talks and takeaways, from plugins, services, best practices, and business policies.

I spoke with the staff of Stream and Leadin – two great plugins that we’ve used briefly and plan on rolling out to many more of our client’s sites. Stream provides a log of all user activity and changes, and Leadin helps provide data on website form submissions.

Jeff Veen of Typekit had a compelling segment, Momentum, covering corporate structure, team progress, and some lovely typography.  He also touched on the benefits of team-chat software Slack, which WordPress started using internally as of Sunday.

Luke Wroblewski talked about our multi-device world in From the Front Lines of Multi-Device Web DesignLireo Designs has a great re-cap posted on their blog.

Sara Cannon was back this year with Typography and User Experience and has posted her slides online. She covered everything from design history, modern examples, improvements in webfonts, and Google font recommendations.

Jenn Schiffer’s talk, Growing Up WordPress presented an entertaining look at the 10 year history of WordPress using a WordPress-based slideshow plugin that we’ll likely be adapting soon. She also has some fantastic Javascript-based art at

Saturday night, we met with the great folks from WPEngine and discussed the growth of Razorfrog and how to best grow our hosting needs. We’ll be working with them more closely in the future and expect life to get easier as we do so.

Sunday, Matt Mullenweg presented the State of the Word which was helpful, informative, and powerful as usual. If you use WordPress, I’d recommend watching the linked video.

Max Elman is Razorfrog's Founder and Project Manager. He is a tech-savvy internet guru and has led Razorfrog's award-winning web design team since 2008. View Max's bio for more details.

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