November 6, 2014 — People put a lot of effort into putting a website together, but often stumble at the finish line when it comes to making their final design decisions. Learn how seemingly minor design choices have a huge impact on how people interact with and understand the content of your site. In this video, Michelle Schulp goes through specific examples of simple design tweaks that make a big difference.
November 5, 2014 — Did you build it and no one came? If your website isn’t bringing in visitors like it should, join me for an educational session full of action items. We’ll walk through the ten top changes you can make to your WordPress website to begin driving traffic and converting visitors.
November 5, 2014 — The hack- and detail-heavy way we’re building web sites to work on all those devices right now won’t scale—it already isn’t. The less-is-more vision of the future web champions simplicity and elegance: putting commonality first, approaching differentiation as part of our progressive enhancement, and advocating for consistency in the creation and application of web standards. Can we pull it off?
November 2, 2014 — Dashicons, the icon font custom made for the WordPress admin, could use some new icons. Vote for the next one here: https://bendunkle.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/vote-for-the-next-dashicon/ . In 5 minutes, I’ll crank out a design of the winner, an demonstrate my process and stylistic approach.
October 4, 2014 — As a tag-team of developer and designer, Jeremy Pry and Liam Dempsey will talk through how designers can embrace version control to better manage their WordPress code. The talk covers not only a bit of “how to get started” but also a discussion of work flow.
September 17, 2014 — So you have an entrepreneurial idea. Maybe it’s in production but needs improvement or perhaps it’s not yet ready for launch… The fact is your idea matters and it needs to be built. You could hire an agency, but that’s expensive – you could find a freelancer, but which option is best? Where do you find qualified leads? How do you approach your prospects? Make the hire? Manage & fire?
I will be talking about the best ways to find, hire, manage and even fire designers and developers in the wild-wild-west of the webernets. I will be speaking from both sides of the aisle as I am a designer/developer that has been hired to work on various projects, and I’ve managed projects driven by agencies and freelancers alike. It truly is the wild-wild-west, so let’s go gold diggin’ together.
September 10, 2014 — In this session learn where to find designers and developers in your local area or beyond to build the unique WordPress experience you envision. We’ll discuss how to set expectations, manage your project from concept to completion and the ongoing maintenance of your projects.
September 8, 2014 — В этом докладе Дмитрий расскажет о том как начать работать с CSS препроцессорами и перестать писать чистый CSS. В докладе пойдет речь о настройке среды разработки, основах синтаксиса и использовании препроцессоров в создании тем для WordPress.
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.