What’s coming in WordPress: Gutenberg and CSS Grid

Our February 22, 2018 Meetup features presentations on:


WordPress’s editor is making a big change this year. John Paganetti will discuss what’s new, what is still to come, how it is different than other pagebuilders, and what the future has in store for Gutenberg.

For more info about Gutenberg or to test it out, visit: https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/

Watch https://wordpress.tv/2017/12/10/morten-rand-hendriksen-gutenberg-and-the-wordpress-of-tomorrow/

CSS Grid

CSS Grid is here, having shipped in all major browsers in 2017 and already covering over 80% of web users worldwide. We will all soon be working with it in WordPress, as well, as it is going to be the default layout for Gutenberg columns.

While there are a lot of new rules to learn, CSS Grid is a huge step forward in simplifying CSS layout. Webpages that were a mess of excessive divs with floats and clearfixes, or inline-blocks with cryptically calculated percentages are things of the past. Grid is the most powerful web layout tool we’ve ever had and, once you get past that initial learning curve, it’s also probably the easiest.

Eben Gilkenson will explain the new vocabulary that comes with CSS Grid, talk about the different ways to define a grid and look at how CSS Grid works with existing specifications, such as Flexbox, postitioning and floats. If we have time, Eben will also demonstrate how easy it is to create a WordPress theme with CSS Grid and Flexbox.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon St · Brattleboro, VT
2nd Floor, Room 2D

Please RSVP on Meetup


Intro to WooCommerce

Hello! Our January 2017 Meetup will provide an overview of the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress ~ WooCommerce.

Together we will touch on the following topics:

Reasons to Use WooCommerce
How to Install and Setup
Payment Service Providers i.e. Stripe and Paypal etc.

Themes to use with WooCommerce

There are hundreds of free and paid extensions for WooCommerce
WooMembers Bundle
Pack & Ship Bundle
Smart Coupons
and many more…

All group members are encouraged to participate and share.

To learn more visit: https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/



Thursday, January 25, 2018


R.S.V.P. ~ Save your Spot


For Directions:
Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT
2nd Floor, Room 2D

The Essential Truths of Web Design

Websites designed by Rosti and Jeani Eismont

Rosti & Jeani Eismont will speak at the next Brattleboro WordPress Meetup on October 26th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Marlboro College Graduate School. The topic is The Essential Truths of Web Design.

How do we, as designers, approach web design?
We accept and utilize “themes” “formats”, etc. WHY? It’s easier?
How can we reconsider our positions as designers to hold true to the essential truths of design.

1. Attention to detail.
2. Consider the client.
3. Educate the client (or try to).
4. Approach the project with the clients mind.
5. Approach the project by using the designer’s mind.
6. Convert the client.

In this talk/discussion, Rosti will focus on issues, limitations and ideas specific to web design. Jeani will present on web typography.

To learn more about Rosti and Jeani, visit http://eismont.com/

To RSVP for the Oct 26th Meetup, visit Brattleboro WordPress Meetup.