August 20, 2015 — How come when you upload your photos, they don’t fit right and it doesn’t look like it’s supposed to look? This session is on basic photo editing for WordPress and what my process is for preparing the images before I upload them and why I do it this way.
How to prepare your photos for import – Photo editing options if you don’t want to buy PhotoShop – DPI, PX, Pica, PT, what the heck does all that mean? – How to edit or fix your photos once you’ve uploaded them – Plugins that help resize or optimize photos – I briefly touch on copyright and where to get good photos
July 29, 2015 — Whats the most efficient way to sell images with WordPress? Why choose a WordPress plugin over an image selling platform like SmugMug or Zenfolio? See the differences between popular ecommerce plugins, their strengths and weaknesses. Watch as a WordPress website is created and setup to sell images in 10 minutes.
July 2, 2015 — This How-To session is designed for bloggers and web admins who have very active blogs on their site and want to make sure they are getting the most out of their images. The How-To covers how to Optimize your images for size, quality, responsiveness, and search engine optimization.
May 31, 2015 — In this talk Jane highlights the importance of having a good portfolio of work, both for credibility and as a tool to get more of the work you want in future. Just using images misses out on the really juicy part, the hero’s journey behind the site. Jane will get you thinking about your portfolio from a marketing perspective to make sure that it’s telling the right story. She provides easy tips and techniques for creating your portfolio content that you can use every time.
May 31, 2015 — Whether you are a designer, a developer, a blogger, or a business owner, Heather will give you a plain English overview of this year’s legal developments which can affect your work. We run through UK, EU, and global legal issues including VAT, copyright, online privacy, e-commerce, and data protection. We also look at the widening divide between lawmakers and the creators of the digital economy and discuss what we need to do as a community to solve it.
May 30, 2015 — Amaze your friends, confound your enemies! Oh, and save bandwidth and speed up your site by sending the correctly-sized images for the device with HTML’s new responsive images capabilities.
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.