January 15, 2017 — I have designed a lot of WordPress sites and I like to think my sites don’t look like they are themes. But because of my news design experience, I know how to size photos and images properly, how to get in and change and tweak the code and basically, I have developed design hacks or use plugins that make my life worth living.
October 8, 2016 — Published still photography ends up getting exponentially more views than videography, and all Campers benefit from it being done well — yet any successful image is the result of teamwork. What does a successful image capture in the WordPress space? I’ll be sharing best practices for speakers when there’s a photographer in the room, for the camera-shy when engaging with a photographer at a Camp, for doing photography at WordCamps, for contributing photography to Camp sites and hubs like those I’ve created in working with the WP Photo Project, and for publishing your own.
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
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?
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