September 17, 2015 — What does the current WordPress design landscape look like? What are popular and upcoming design trends to look out for? We’ll take a look at the current WordPress design ecosystem and explore how it’s projected to change in the next year.
An interest in design! The talk is open to people of all levels of experience, but it’s going to be less of a lecture and more of a show-and-tell. It won’t teach you how to design, but it will give you a lot of examples of modern design built on and for WordPress and some of the really cool things WordPress can do.
July 29, 2015 — What does the current WordPress design landscape look like? What are popular and upcoming design trends to look out for? We take a look at the current WordPress design ecosystem and explore how it’s projected to change in the next year.
May 22, 2015 — With the rapid popularization of web fonts over the past few years, type on the web has never been more exciting! Learn a bit about basic typographic principles, review techniques and services for integrating web fonts into your WordPress sites, and finally conclude with a bit of speculation on where type on the web is heading.
November 16, 2014 — What does the current WordPress design landscape look like? What are popular and upcoming trends to look out for? This presentation explores theme design and its current environment and how it’s projected to change in the next year.
November 2, 2014 — Last year, I co-released my first free WordPress theme, Flounder. The theme was well received, but we we weren’t prepared for supporting it after launch. I’ll talk about what I wish we had known prior to launching Flounder.
June 27, 2014 — No coding experience? No problem! With WordPress.com, you can have a great looking site up and running in just a couple minutes. We’ll go through the basics of using WordPress itself, and what WordPress.com specifically can offer you as a beginning blogger or site builder.
August 30, 2013 — Design is, fundamentally, about problem solving. Our clients often come to us with solutions, but do these solutions even solve the right problems? Whether you’re using WordPress to build enterprise-level websites or web apps for startups, a strong UX research and discovery phase can help bring any confused project into perspective, create focus, and set the path for an accurate solution (and a happy client).
April 12, 2013 — Design is just a series of informed decisions based on a set of principles guided by best practice. By learning the basics of design, you can make your WordPress sites and applications more usable and compelling.