‘design’ Videos

  • Tom Nowell: Code Deodorant

    Tom Nowell: Code Deodorant

    WordCamp Europe 2014Speaker: Tom Nowell

    January 28, 2015 &#8212 Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.

    Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.

    Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.

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  • Davide Casali: Gestalt Design Principles for Developers

    Davide Casali: Gestalt Design Principles for Developers

    WordCamp Europe 2014Speaker: Davide Casali

    January 27, 2015 &#8212 Davide shares some basic design and user interaction fundamentals.

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  • Leo Germani: Um guia prático para planejar seu projeto WordPress

    Leo Germani: Um guia prático para planejar seu projeto WordPress

    WordCamp São Paulo 2014Speaker: Leo Germani

    December 4, 2014 &#8212 Esta palestra, direcionada para iniciantes em WordPress, desenvolvedores e designers, pretende dar um guia prático de como planejar seu projeto em WordPress e tomar essas decisões. A partir da arquitetura da informação do seu projeto, vamos descobrir o que será um post type, o que será uma categoria, o que será um custom post type e o que será uma taxonomia. Além disso, vamos estudar a hierarquia de templates do WordPress para definir quas serão os templates e Loops que seu tema vai precisar.

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  • Jayvie Canono: Design-Driven Development

    Jayvie Canono: Design-Driven Development

    WordCamp Baltimore 2014Speaker: Jayvie Canono

    November 24, 2014 &#8212 A continuation of a series of “Designing for Development” sessions I’ve given in the past, this talk is geared towards designers by giving designers a peek at what happens after the PSDs have been signed off. Other edge cases will also be explored, such as rebuilds (while maintaining fidelity with existing design). I will also be discussing information infrastructure using Custom Post Types and Custom Metaboxes And Fields, and how a familiarity with them can help aid the design process. Lastly, I will offer advice on knowing when to reach out and partner up with another developer, and how this can work in your favor.

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  • Siobhan McKeown: Designing WordPress: A Drama in Four Parts

    Siobhan McKeown: Designing WordPress: A Drama in Four Parts

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Siobhan McKeown

    November 22, 2014 &#8212 This is the story of WordPress’ admin. It’s a heart-breaking, heart-wrenching tale of how, through immense trials and tribulations, WordPress’ admin was born, and how it became what it is today. How through ten years of trying, WordPress managed to craft not just a design, but a design process.

  • Kevin Conboy: Designing for WordPress: Rethinking the Blank Canvas

    Kevin Conboy: Designing for WordPress: Rethinking the Blank Canvas

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Kevin Conboy

    November 18, 2014 &#8212 Designers often prefer to start their work with a blank Photoshop file or HTML document, but if you know WordPress will be powering the work you’re going to produce, you have more of a starting point than you think. This presentation discusses how relatively intimate knowledge of how WordPress works will help you create designs that work not only for your client’s end-users, but for your client as a user, too.

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  • Sara Cannon: Smart Design

    Sara Cannon: Smart Design

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Sara Cannon

    November 18, 2014 &#8212 Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.

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  • Mel Choyce: WordPress Design Trends

    Mel Choyce: WordPress Design Trends

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Mel Choyce

    November 16, 2014 &#8212 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.

  • Taylor Vanden Hoek: The Intersection of Clients + Design

    Taylor Vanden Hoek: The Intersection of Clients + Design

    WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014Speaker: Taylor Vanden Hoek

    November 14, 2014 &#8212 This presentation focuses on understanding the position of clients within their own business/organization and asking key questions to further understand their design requests in order to create effective design solutions.

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  • Ben Dunkle: Designing Dashicons - what I learned about icons and the web

    Ben Dunkle: Designing Dashicons – what I learned about icons and the web

    WordCamp NYC 2014

    November 6, 2014 &#8212 Icons have been a integral part of the WordPress admin since 2.7. However, version 3.8 saw a complete overhaul of the design of the icons, from both an aesthetic and technical standpoint. I’ll talk about the shift in aesthetic approach, touch (briefly!) on some of the technical challenges, and demonstrate best practices in designing your own icon icons—either as a plugin developer or as a design contributor— for WordPress.

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