‘design’ Videos

  • Tracy Apps: Design is Dead - Long Live Design! (Why Does Every Website Look The Same?)

    Tracy Apps: Design is Dead – Long Live Design! (Why Does Every Website Look The Same?)

    WordCamp Kent 2017Speaker: Tracy Apps

    July 6, 2017 — DESIGN IS DEAD!
    Why does every website look the same today? Let’s take a stroll down the internet history of web design, see what went wrong, and what went right. I’ll also share some useful tools and design tricks to break free from the cliché and stand out in the world (wide web).
    LONG LIVE DESIGN!

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  • Joonas Jukkara: Why You Should Design Your Website Like A Mall (and how to do it)

    Joonas Jukkara: Why You Should Design Your Website Like A Mall (and how to do it)

    WordCamp Helsinki 2017Speaker: Joonas Jukkara

    June 29, 2017 — The way we structure our websites affects the way they can be marketed. And the way they can be marketed affects the number of sales, leads and conversions – your bottom line. So, why are we still starting website projects asking how much does this cost, instead of how much value could I bring to the customer?

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  • Frédérique Game: Typeface, Typography, Theme… Design Matters.

    Frédérique Game: Typeface, Typography, Theme… Design Matters.

    WordCamp Geneva 2016Speaker: Frédérique Game

    June 21, 2017 — In design, fonts and typography are essential to deliver a certain perception of the website.
    And a relevant message. Moreover, it’s important to take care of disabilities.
    Designing themes and websites need to follow some good practices.
    What’s about using best font services, tools and methods for implementing awesome and relevant fonts in your WordPress website.

    Prerequisites: no specific prerequisites to attend this talk, it would be useful for anyone who needs to learn how typography can improve his website, and a simple reminder for those (as designers) who need to implement custom web fonts.

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  • Michael Arestad: Big Design Troubles in Open Source

    Michael Arestad: Big Design Troubles in Open Source

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Michael Arestad

    June 21, 2017 — Michael is a designer at Automattic working on Jetpack and WordPress.com. He contributes to the WordPress project and is the most active on the design team. Michael has also been running monthly WordPress meetups in Denver for the last three years.

    What the heck can we do to improve the design process on open source projects? Designing for open source projects is difficult and comes with a unique set of challenges. The challenges include communication difficulties, tech limitations, slow implementation times, community pushback, complex developer tools, unique design considerations, and lack of design process. I’m going to address these challenges and propose ways to improve or implement an efficient design process as a community.

  • Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn: Website Design Pain Points for Clients and How to Help Them Through It

    Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn: Website Design Pain Points for Clients and How to Help Them Through It

    WordCamp London 2017Speakers: Rachael Dines, Meg Fenn

    June 6, 2017 — Meg Fenn and Rachael Dines, Directors of Shake It Up Creative Ltd talk about the pain points that clients face when setting up their business website and how to help them through it. For example, one common pain point is content. Where to start? How much? Does it need to optimised? Another common pain point is deciding whether to manage their own website or pay a web designer or marketing company to do this for them. Do all business owners need to be techy?

  • Brian DeConinck: NC State’s “Shortcake”-Powered Design Strategy

    Brian DeConinck: NC State’s “Shortcake”-Powered Design Strategy

    WordCamp Raleigh 2017Speaker: Brian DeConinck

    June 4, 2017 — Shortcake is a “feature plugin” (under consideration for inclusion in WordPress core) that helps developers create a simple user interface for inserting shortcodes, and renders previews of those shortcodes inside the Visual Editor. At NC State, Shortcake offers solutions to some of the biggest challenges of running WordPress at a big, decentralized institution.

    This presentation will discuss how to build Shortcake-powered shortcodes, how the way we think about themes has changed, and the future of the WordPress editing experience.

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  • Sarah Semark: The Unbearable Likeness of Design

    Sarah Semark: The Unbearable Likeness of Design

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Sarah Semark

    June 4, 2017 — Why do so many websites look the same? As our tools have improved and we’ve been able to do more with the web, there’s been a growing trend toward websites that look exactly alike. Why did this come to be, and what can we, as designers and curators of the modern web, do to avoid it? We’ll touch briefly on the history of web design, and examine how modern tools and practises have contributed to a more homogeneous-looking internet.

    In order to answer these questions, we’ll explore on the history of web design, and examine how modern tools and practises have contributed to a more homogeneous-looking internet. We’ll examine the web design process from two perspectives – the designer’s and the developer’s – and discuss how the blurring of those roles impacts the design process. Along the way, we’ll discuss the various merits of following or bucking trends. Finally, I’ll offer some constructive advice to help you – whether you’re a designer or not – add an individual touch to your work.

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  • Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Graham Armfield

    May 30, 2017 — The accessibility of a website is significantly affected by the underlying HTML, CSS and javascript that developers use to create it. But it is also possible to impact upon the accessibility of a site at the design stage – both the visual design, and the interactive design or UX. And it’s not just about colour schemes either.

    In this presentation I will outline a few key points to keep in mind when you are designing your next beautiful website or theme. I will illustrate the points with some good (and bad) examples.

    Good design and web accessibility can go hand in hand – come and find out how.

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  • Bernd Schmitt: Onlineshop-Design mit WordPress

    Bernd Schmitt: Onlineshop-Design mit WordPress

    WordCamp Berlin 2017Speaker: Bernd Schmitt

    May 16, 2017 — – Die Design-Basics für einen Onlineshop
    – Galeriefunktion und Galerie-Plugins
    – Was ist bei Anfertigung und Einbau von Produktbildern zu beachten?

    Ein Vortrag für alle, die bereits einen WP-Shop besitzen oder Ihre Website durch einen Shop erweitern möchten. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Shopdesign, es werden aber auch grundsätzliche Fragen zur Einrichtung eines Shops erklärt.

  • Cody Landefeld: WooCommerce Store Design Tips to Increase Sales

    Cody Landefeld: WooCommerce Store Design Tips to Increase Sales

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Cody Landefeld

    May 14, 2017 — To help keep you up-to-date on the latest trends that have a powerful impact on an eCommerce store and its success, we’ve rounded up four design trends to incorporate into an eCommerce site. Each will have an impact on your customer’s first impression, how they engage with the site, whether they make a purchase or not and if they become repeat and loyal customers.