October 9, 2013 — 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 to start applying “design thinking” principles to all of your projects.
September 17, 2013 — Logic and statistics drive many usability discussions. Likewise, emotion is often discussed in context of interactivity and aesthetics. Emotion and usability sound like separate topics but they closely intertwined, so much so they are impossible to separate. This presentation demonstrates how one can design themes and websites that are emotionally engaging and intuitively usable; creating the most compelling user experience possible.
September 17, 2013 — Most web designs are done with beauty and user experience in mind, but what about back-end usability? That’s why we work in WordPress, so that the site owner can add/edit; right? Balancing the layout needs of the designer and making it truly usable by the site owner is a balancing act. We will look at several case studies of how a site went from a graphic to a custom theme and kept it as user friendly as possible.
August 19, 2013 — В докладе Николай расскажет, зачем нужны сайты-портфолио для различных профессий и какие задачи можно решать с помощью таких сайтов. Покажет основные инструменты WordPress и варианты их применения.
June 15, 2013 — This presentation is an overview of the design process we use with our clients, guiding them to make strategy based decisions on theme design, use of WordPress Menus, page templates, widgets, and plugins to create customer focused websites that convert into new leads or sales.
June 14, 2013 — For designers and developers, the WordPress framework is so open that we have pretty much total control of the design, function, and purpose of just about any site we come across. …on the other hand, focusing on a site’s purpose allows business owners, educators, and students to control their online presence through a functional and easily usable interface through powerful pre-programmed themes and templates.
June 13, 2013 — Thanks to powerful tools in FireFox, we can whip the designs and layouts into shape quickly and efficiently. This presentation shows how to go from a standard Genesis responsive, child template to a custom theme based on a Photoshop design.
May 24, 2013 — Many web designers start off in the Print Design industry and make the bold move over to digital. Unfortunately, this can be a tricky cross over as the many technical restricts that apply in print are completely different for screen design and web design.