May 1, 2015 — “Visuals are important to engage website users, but often photos are put on a website without sufficient thought. What’s the difference between an average photo and one that wows? What do website users like to see? How do you decide which are the best photos to use from a photoshoot? Does the rise in mobile affect your choices? How do you manage a professional photographer — or get great photos when you have to DIY?
Receive helpful answers from an experienced content strategist trained in visual communication. Get practical tips to improve the photography on your site now and make your websites users happy.
April 20, 2015 — When someone lands on your website, the first thing they notice are the images. Are they powerful, compelling visuals that draw visitors closer? Or are they … just o.k.?
We’ll look at a slew of before-and-after examples that show what can be done to increase the visual appeal and visceral impact of your photos on the web. From banner images to profile photos to stock photos, you’ll discover tips, ideas and all kinds useful insights for creating ‘eye candy’ that makes your site stand out. This is a non-technical presentation of eye-catching possibilities.
February 25, 2015 — Gestaltung der Bahn kann sehr mühsam sein. Dinge sind in der Regel aus dem Ruder laufen, wenn visuellen Techniken gemeinsam klassischen Medien angewendet werden sollen. Jetzt neue CSS-Funktionen ermöglichen es uns, das Web als erstklassiger Entwurfsoberfläche zu behandeln: wickeln und Clip Text um eigene Formen, vermischen sich Hintergrundbilder und gewinnen viel bessere Kontrolle über das Layout für Ihre Responsive Design in verschiedenen Ansichtsfenstern. Während dieser Sitzung werden Sie lernen, wie ich anfangen soll mit Hilfe von CSS Shapes, CSS Regionen sowie Hintergrund Mischmodi.
February 3, 2015 — In this presentation learn how SVG helps make otherwise awkward shapes easy to make, and how to use it to make icons that are more accessible than with any other web-based icon creation technique. You’ll learn how SVG can make customized complex graphics on the fly, create compelling animations and other interactions, and empower some pretty great designerly effects. And end discovering a cornucopia of SVG source materials that are easy to find and even easier to work with.
September 19, 2014 — Did you know that WordPress is great for blogging!? I’ll be discussing some easy tips to boost your blog from good to great. Topics include enriching your posts with images and other media, sharing your posts via social media, and a few tips to supercharge your site.
August 24, 2014 — The hardest part about using responsive images in your web projects is—well—everything. The good news is that there are tested solutions that you can safely implement today while we wait for the browsers to sort things out. Learn what to consider when deciding on a solution for serving images to your users that are appropriate to their screen size and will walk away with several techniques to try out right away.
August 4, 2014 — Whether you’re setting up a portfolio page, a site for Realtors, or for a professional blogger, images are important. But how do you use images that look great and don’t slow down visitors to your site? What are some important considerations you need to have in mind? This talk covers things like how WordPress handles images and what you need to know about that (thumbnails, regeneration); how to compress your images; how and when to use progressive jpegs, for instance, or pngs; and what you can do to help images on your site load faster (Photon, CDNs, static asset caching, parallel downloading, etc).
May 9, 2014 — Today’s designers and developers must format and code images so that they look great across a multitude of screen sizes and resolutions. This presentation focuses on how to ensure your next WordPress project has razor-sharp, responsive, imagery.
Topics will include: How images are handled on high-density / Retina displays, Which image formats to use, and when (jpg, gif, png, svg), Working with vector (svg) graphics in Photoshop / Illustrator and in the browser (XML/CSS), How to enable / work with SVG images in WordPress
December 9, 2013 — In the past, image manipulation in WordPress was an alchemy of mixing GD functions and WordPress functions together to (hopefully) turn out the desired result. In WordPress 3.5+, GD is abstracted out, and a new class, WP_Image_Editor, allows easy manipulation of image files. This lets you perform simple resizing, crops, flips, rotates, and real-time streaming of those results using Imagick or GD. But, that’s not all! You can also easily extend WordPress’ classes to add your own functions, or replace the entire engine with your own.
This session will walk through what’s changed for image manipulation in 3.5, and explain ways you can take advantage of the APIs, both through using them directly and extending them for plugins of your own.