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.
May 19, 2013 — This presentation is specific about how to apply accessibility principles across the WP spectrum, for designers, content authors and developers. Specific methods for creating accessible content and keeping it accessible, particularly for eCommerce, government and transactional sites are presented.
May 2, 2013 — This presentation touchs on “crossover” (golden unicorn) topics such as UI, UX, trusting instincts, user testing, wire framing, information architecture, typography, front end structure, form, and the mindset we need to have in order to challenge both sides of our brain.
April 24, 2013 — Real success in our industry depends far more on execution, and the series of small decisions we make, than the killer feature. This presentation is about the key elements that differentiate a product in WordPress, the code patterns, the work patterns and how to engage your users.
April 12, 2013 — Design is just a series of informed decisions based on a set of principles guided by best practice. By learning the basics of design, you can make your WordPress sites and applications more usable and compelling.
April 12, 2013 — Learn how to design a layout with the development phase in mind by understanding theme structure! No need to learn how to code a theme, just how the coder will go about slicing your work. This presentation offers workflow tips, a few examples of well-organized PSDs, and even show some live theme code.
February 25, 2013 — This presentation discusses responsive design principles and techniques.