Webmastering on Caffeine – PubCon South 2010

July 23rd, 2010 Ryan Smith Posted in Presentations No Comments »

This year’s PubCon South in Dallas certainly proved to be worth the trip.  Surprisingly, I was the only one I knew who bothered to rent a car.  Note to would-be conference attendees: if you can get a good rate, rent a car. You’ll make stupendous industry contacts in addition to some fine conference buddies.

Since the conference, I’ve been totally wrapped up in a new job, preparing for and working the incredible SMX Advanced Seattle, executing a move, and preparing for the firstborn, who finally arrived healthy and adorable just a few short weeks ago.

Alas, I’ve had no time to blog, but as promised, and better late than never, here’s my slide deck from the HTML, CSS & Hosting panel in Dallas.  The news isn’t so news-worthy anymore, but the various tools discussed in this deck can help optimize your website performance by improving page speed, script execution time and database efficiency, making this deck a worthy once-through for any webmaster.

I won’t be able to make it to PubCon Vegas this year (I tell myself there’s always next year…) but I’ll see you in October at SMX East in New York City.

Got any other great tools to share for improving site performance?  Drop a comment!

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See yall in Dallas

March 30th, 2010 Ryan Smith Posted in Industry News, Presentations No Comments »

I’m confirmed for the HTML, CSS and Hosting panel at WebmasterWorld PubCon South in Dallas on April 13-15, where I’ll be in excellent company discussing a variety of technical issues relevant to professional webmasters.

I’m looking forward especially to the Q&A to follow our presentations, as this level of technical discussion is under-served at PubCon and this broad topic will inevitably inspire a wide-ranging conversation with fellow web geeks.

There’s still time to save a hundred bucks off the door price at PubCon, and there’s probably still group-rate rooms at the DoubleTree too (call in to get it), so come on down (over? up?) to Dallas and join in the conversation with approachable experts of every kind.

See you there!

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Everyday Apache .htaccess Configuration Magic

June 15th, 2009 Ryan Smith Posted in Presentations No Comments »

Here’s a PDF of my presentation for TechMaine’s Web Designers User Group on common Apache .htaccess tricks ranging from password-protecting directories and WordPress permalinks to how to do 301 redirects for a variety of situations and useful PHP runtime configuration directives you can do from .htaccess.

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Automated Keyword Research – 2007 Vegas PubCon

December 6th, 2007 Ryan Smith Posted in Presentations 1 Comment »

Here are the links from my presentation on Automated Keyword Research in the Organic Keyword Research panel at 2007 WebmasterWorld conference in Las Vegas.

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