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.
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 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!].