September 5, 2014 — This talk goes over the method I’ve created for designing websites from the content outward. I’ll cover aspects of designing in code, type choices, line height and typographic scale, creating a proper base style sheet for your child theme, usability best practices, semantic structure, and more. Since the web is fundamentally a text-based, utilitarian medium, making good type choices is the most important aspect of web design. In this presentation, I’ll walk you through the things I’ve learned in my 15 years designing for the web.
August 27, 2014 — This presentation discusses WordPress from a designer’s perspective. What you need to know to design WordPress websites that achieve your clients functional goals, provide a great user experience for visitors, and won’t be break the budget to build. Learn what you need to know about websites in general and WordPress in particular. And finish with some tips and tricks that will help you design and some things to be careful of.
August 21, 2014 — Do you have goals for your website?
What about a plan for how different pages on your site help accomplish those goals?
Do your plans and design considerations change on different devices?
Join Mike Tighe for an exploration and discussion of how smart design, planning, and consideration for user experience can make a huge difference in your (hopefully Responsive) WordPress site.
Lots of examples!
– Goals and conversions
– Responsive design
– Design, empathy, and making happy users
– Good markers for success
– Dos, don’ts, and pet peeves that make Mike want to swear
July 28, 2014 — Typografie im Web ist ein komplexes Thema. Endgültig unübersichtlich wird’s im Zusammenhang mit Responsive Design.
July 27, 2014 — Whether your site is five pages or 500, it needs a strong foundation that plans for growth.
We’ll cover site maps, content strategy, user interaction and experience so you have a plan for your site now, and down the road. We’ll also touch on best practices for doing it all over again for mobile [hint: it’s not just shrinking everything down!].
July 25, 2014 — This presentation will change how you interact with your clients, colleagues and future employers. For designers and coders who want to see more of their work materialize, you’ll walk away with techniques you can start using immediately.
From this presentation viewers will:
1) learn how to sell your web designs,
2) understand how to better communicate with clients/bosses, and
3) build web designs without regret.
July 23, 2014 — Wireframing is a tool designers and developers use to solidify content placement and layout on a page before visual design is applied. This presentation covers the ins and outs of wireframe development, when to present (and in some cases when not) to the client, and popular tools an apps used to develop informative and well designed wireframes.
In addition to examples of both low fidelity and high fidelity wireframes, annotation and presentation of the deliverable with also be covered.
July 22, 2014 — Have you got enough WordPress hacking “skillz” to make your own custom themes, but they still look like crap? Don’t worry, there’s some simple steps and tools that can help you design less like a developer.
July 17, 2014 — 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.
In this presentation Sara discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and demonstrates implementation techniques of smart design such as icon fonts, svg, and other helpful tips.