‘design’ Videos

  • David Hickox: Designing for Content

    David Hickox: Designing for Content

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: David Hickox

    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.

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  • James Hipkin: WordPress for Designers

    James Hipkin: WordPress for Designers

    Wordcamp St Louis 2014Speaker: James Hipkin

    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.

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  • Silviu Runceanu: How WordPress Influences Design

    Silviu Runceanu: How WordPress Influences Design

    WordCamp Romania 2014Speaker: Silviu Runceanu

    August 24, 2014 — Basic principles of Web Design(Concepts, UI, UX, Wireframes) and WordPress impact.

  • Michael Tighe: Designing with Intent

    Michael Tighe: Designing with Intent

    WordCamp Calgary 2014Speaker: Michael Tighe

    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.
    Topics covered:
    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

  • Lisa Ghisolf: A House with No Walls - Creating a Site Structure for the Future

    Lisa Ghisolf: A House with No Walls – Creating a Site Structure for the Future

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Lisa Ghisolf

    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!].

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  • Hilary Fosdal: No Regrets Web Design

    Hilary Fosdal: No Regrets Web Design

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Hilary Fosdal

    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.

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  • James Barrett: Wireframing Essentials

    James Barrett: Wireframing Essentials

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: James Barrett

    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.

  • Tracy Apps: How to Not Design Like a Developer

    Tracy Apps: How to Not Design Like a Developer

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Tracy Apps

    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.

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  • Sara Cannon: Smart Design - Icon Fonts, SVG, and the Mobile Influence

    Sara Cannon: Smart Design – Icon Fonts, SVG, and the Mobile Influence

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Sara Cannon

    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.

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  • Bolette Obbekær: Designtendenser 2014

    Bolette Obbekær: Designtendenser 2014

    WordCamp Denmark 2014Speaker: Bolette Obbekær

    July 15, 2014 — Webdesign er lidt som mode, der er hele tiden flere tendenser på spil. Jeg giver dig en rundtur i de vigtigste tendenser lige nu; hvad er på vej op, hvad er på vej ned og hvad kommer vi til at se meget mere af. Du får set en masse interessante WordPress-sider og kommer til at høre om gamle tegnefilm, tøj, størrelser i typografi og billeder etc.

    Indlægget er velegnet til alle med interesse i webdesign. Der er lagt vægt på inspiration og ikke hvordan-gør-man-lige-det…

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