May 7, 2014 — Learn from examples that show how specific design decisions influence UX and effectiveness. This talk goes through specifically what works and what doesn’t.
This session is for all non-designers (new and advanced developers, business owners, site dabblers, etc) that want to learn more about design and UX decisions to apply to their own work, or have better conversations with their team members.
March 1, 2014 — You don’t have to be a php ninja to make your sites look like whatever you want. But you do need to edit a little bit of code. This presentation shows how and where in two major frameworks (Genesis and Thematic,) And you’ll have complete control of your designs!
February 10, 2014 — This talk identifies the primary web design and development skills including, HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and FTP. Throughout the talk, Zac identifies how you can start with minimal or no knowledge of these skills and begin to become proficient with these skills, moving up to becoming a real web designer if interested.
February 6, 2014 — In the world of print, designers have control over every point and pica, but with all the variables inherent to the web, that same desire for control leads to headaches, frustration, and bad practices. Learn specific guidelines to let go of that control and design more effectively for the web, as well as how to collaborate with developers to ensure a successful project without all the usual struggles.
February 5, 2014 — Discover the art of digital storytelling through the use of user interfaces, user experience design, and the implementation of content strategy. Learn to better understand the detail oriented processes of wireframing, creating information architecture, and interface design.
December 21, 2013 — Parallax Web Designs have been pretty popular lately. Jimba explains why Parallax Designs are made and how they play a vital role in a better storytelling.
December 6, 2013 — Design is not just about themes, graphics, or the look-and-feel of a website. This talk discusses “design thinking” as a problem solving strategy, including why the most beautiful sites are not always the most successful. It ends with some ways for you to start applying design thinking principles to all of your projects.
December 2, 2013 — This talk is about wireframing, and prototyping, when to use Photoshop, and when to go straight to the browser. How to bootstrap a UX test, and when to ask your Mom for design advice. What steps you can skimp when you’re pinched for time, and how to find inspiration with our copping someone else’s work.
October 28, 2013 — Making the WordPress back-end do what you need it to do can be tricky. When setting up the back end, it’s important to set it up in such a way as to make it easy for your client to understand.
October 23, 2013 — This talk focuses on organizing your project and some tools and techniques for designing gorgeous, professional small to medium size business websites.