August 15, 2016 — SVGs provide designers, developers and users with an array of benefits including performance, styling and animations. In this talk, theme developers will walk away with the benefits of using SVGs in their themes, understanding the different approaches to rendering SVGs, and adding some styles and animation to help bring sites and applications to life.
May 28, 2016 — Once upon a time, icon fonts were the exciting new tools we used to build better websites. That time has passed, yet most of us are still relying on a tool that’s no longer relevant in the landscape of the modern web. In this talk, I’ll discuss the various merits of making the switch to SVG and some neat things you can do with SVG. We’ll touch on various use cases, and present some ideas for determining the workflow that’s best suited to your individual needs. We’ll provide some practical tips and tools for using SVG sprites more easily and efficiently in your work. We’ll also discuss ideas for implementing SVG within WordPress themes and plugins in a simple, consistent manner. Along the way, we’ll discuss various challenges you may encounter, and how to approach them. By the time we’re done, you’ll be fully armed to start using SVG today!
April 21, 2016 — A responsive design has become a standard of modern WordPress theme. But not only the content of a website has to be optimized for the mobile screen. The theme should also provide high resolution images and icons. Using SVG images here is usually the best way to accomplish this goal. This session will give a brief overview on how you can utilize Scalable Vector Graphics.
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.
October 5, 2014 — A look at how anything is possible with the power of WordPress and its community.
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.
June 24, 2013 — Take a floor plan in PDF format and turn it into an interactive Scalable Vector Graphic. Using Illustrator, discuss free tools such as SVG-edit and Inkscape, demonstrate some jQuery, tweak our functions.php file, use “Specific CSS/JS for Posts and Pages,” “Disable Visual Editor WYSIWYG,” and ultimately embed the SVG directly in a WordPress post.