‘design’ Videos

  • Kerch McConlogue: 10-ish Tips To Make WordPress Your Friend

    Kerch McConlogue: 10-ish Tips To Make WordPress Your Friend

    WordCamp Baltimore 2016Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    November 20, 2016 — Somebody built you a WordPress site and then left you in the lurch to fend for yourself. Maybe they told you how to add content, use headings, and add images. But you forgot pretty quickly. Get past the fear of breaking the internet. You CAN do this! This session will help you figure out what you think you can’t.

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  • David Grubb: WordPress Operations / Management – A Reality Check

    David Grubb: WordPress Operations / Management – A Reality Check

    WordCamp Raleigh 2016Speaker: David Grubb

    November 6, 2016 — An explanation of WordPress Management and Operations. A look at Themes vs Frameworks, Design, Development Best Practices, and options for managing your WordPress websites.

  • Ward Andrews: The UX Design Success Ladder: Climbing from Functional to Meaningful

    Ward Andrews: The UX Design Success Ladder: Climbing from Functional to Meaningful

    WordCamp Phoenix 2016Speaker: Ward Andrews

    October 27, 2016 — There are five rungs to the UX Design Success Ladder, it starts at functional where basic WP templates and development driven plugins reside. If you’ve had a user experience designer work with your site, plugin or template, you’ve likely stepped into the second step, usable. The great UX work starts after that, as we strive to climb the ladder to comfortable, delightful and meaningful. Learn ways to think about elevating design for websites, templates and WordPress products for UX success. We’ll also review real-world examples and open up Q&A around design thinking and execution.

  • Mary Baum: A World of Styling Tricks in Two Little Words: Body. Classes.

    Mary Baum: A World of Styling Tricks in Two Little Words: Body. Classes.

    WordCamp Phoenix 2016Speaker: Mary Baum

    October 27, 2016 — Never let it be said that this flying fat broad has body issues. Oh no. How many times have you needed to tweak a category of posts to make some element fit a little better? Or had a site with some content aimed at fashion-conscious adults – and another set of posts aimed at their kids? You could use all sorts of fancy taxonomy – custom post types or multisite, or some other foolishness. But I just don’t have the patience. But I do have a secret weapon. Body classes. They’ve gotten me out of more styling jams than Janet Jackson’s wardrobe staff. (Wait. That’s not saying much, is it?) Let’s take a look at how a good look through all those classes on your body tags can lead you to a world of styling options – with no malfunctions allowed.

  • Cory Jenkins: Establishing a Workflow for Distributed Design Teams

    Cory Jenkins: Establishing a Workflow for Distributed Design Teams

    WordCamp Phoenix 2016Speaker: Cory Jenkins

    October 27, 2016 — Many members of the WordPress Community use or are a part of a distributed workforce of designers, developers, content creators, and project managers. Having the right tools in place and establishing a good workflow for incoming projects is essential to success. Otherwise you risk dropping tasks, miscommunication, and overall disorganization–all of which can drastically affect your company’s bottom line.

  • Susan Sullivan: Discovery and Design for Small Businesses

    Susan Sullivan: Discovery and Design for Small Businesses

    WordCamp Dallas / Fort Worth 2016Speaker: Susan Sullivan

    October 25, 2016 — This talk is geared toward web designers who primarily create WordPress websites for small businesses. This presentation will cover the best methods for obtaining detailed discovery information so you can design a site that will target your client’s audience and fulfill their end objective. Detailed topics will include specific discovery methods relating to the client’s competition and marketing goals; how to gather aesthetic information required for design; the best use of style guides; and presenting design drafts for client approval.

  • Mark Uraine: Design For Telepathy

    Mark Uraine: Design For Telepathy

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2016Speaker: Mark Uraine

    October 8, 2016 — The transfer of information is paramount in design. Technology has made it possible to consume a mass of information in minimal time – is your design helping the flow of this information, or hindering it? While accessibility for those with challenges is one end of the spectrum, have you been designing for the other end? Have you been designing for telepathy or those with advanced capabilities? This talk will explore the spectrum of accessibility for both the challenged and the more advanced in today’s design.

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  • Michelle Schulp: DIY Design - Think Like A Designer When Creating Your Site

    Michelle Schulp: DIY Design – Think Like A Designer When Creating Your Site

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2016Speaker: Michelle Schulp

    October 8, 2016 — Learn the tricks designers use to make websites attractive and effective. We’ll teach you the Most Important Question designers ask their clients, and how you can use it to your advantage when doing it yourself. Then, learn practical ways to apply it to create attractive sites (using good design principles and simple rules for success) and effective sites (through basic exercises that help you develop and showcase your primary call to action).

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  • WordPress TV Shortz Episode 2

    WordPress TV Shortz Episode 2

    Speaker: John Parkinson

    October 8, 2016 — Episode 2 recaps the Polyglots announcement of Global WordPress Translation Day, the ZIP file issue with the Plugin Team.

    Then the focus is on the Mobile Teams announcement of the WordPress version 6.0 Android app RC 1 and the Design Team request for testers for the Customizers add theme features.

  • Candice Gilliatt: Get Off The Workflow Roller Coaster

    Candice Gilliatt: Get Off The Workflow Roller Coaster

    WordCamp Orange County 2016Speaker: Candice Gilliatt

    August 17, 2016 — As a website designer, you can drive yourself crazy with the on-again, off-again roller coaster of building websites. The opportunity for you to engage clients beyond the website build exists and can lead to long-term stability.

    Here is some of what participants will learn:

    How SEO can to turn a one-time website build into a long term opportunity with their clients
    The critical point when you must introduce SEO in order to create happier clients and more referrals
    SEO secrets you can use right away to wow your clients and keep them coming back for more
    How to turn SEO into profits – whether you do it yourself or outsource it to an expert

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