Design Thinking: Keeping Themes DRY in the JavaScript Age

At WordCamp US, Matt Mullenweg offered explicit direction to the WordPress Community: “Learn Javascript.” But how do we efficiently incorporate Javascript into our theme? This talk will offer example of how Javascript tools like Gulp and Bower helped inform the “Via Nola Vie” theme, built for Tulane University. The talk will also introduce ways to keep a javascript-integrated theme inline with DRY (“Don’t Repeat Yourself”) fundamentals, without having to build complex solutions like Theme Wrappers and API dependent integrations.

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