November 2, 2016 — A lot of developers and WordPress experts tell people what to do with it and how awesome it is.
As a WordPress user and developer for nearly 12 years, I think it is important for business owners and small agencies to understand the common traps of using such a user friendly system.
So I am going to concentrate on highlighting areas that people need to be wary of in order to create great, effective and excellent value Wordpress websites.
July 1, 2016 — This presentation aims to give you a fresh perspective at WordPress plugin UI and ways to improve it. WordPress plugins often fail to provide elementary guidance and comprehensive communication via UI, thus causing unnecessary support requests and bad karma not only for their makers, but for the WordPress user experience in general. In this talk we take a close look at human reactions and emotions related to plugins and their presence in “WP Admin”, as well as good practices plugin developers can rely upon in order to create a comfortable and more “human” experience for the people using their products.
May 28, 2016 — Nowadays it is very common to find CSS frameworks like Bootstrap used everywhere. But they come at a cost, paid in big CSS files, styles that don’t get used, and a hard to maintain code base. In this talk we will talk about why using a third-party framework might not be the right choice for your project, be it a theme or a custom website. We will also see techniques to craft a blog theme without frameworks, from layout to individual UI components.
January 7, 2016 — An American turns 50 every 7 seconds. The senior age group is now, for the first time, the largest in terms of size and percent of the population in the U.S. Those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population. One-third of the internet users in the U.S., are adults aged 50+ representing the Web’s largest constituency.
WordPress sites must be designed with this in mind. You will learn how to meet seniors’ needs from one of their own.
December 14, 2015 — We often forget when designing and developing websites that there are actual users on the other side of the screen. Whether through ability, age or cultural differences, there are a lot of ways that we can inadvertently alienate users. We sometimes forget that we’re making websites for our clients and customers, not ourselves.
In this presentation, I’ll give a brief rundown of considerations that should be given to make your website as effective to as wide a range of users as possible. Accessibility, internationalization, UX and UI changes will be covered, as well as some tips on how to determine your goal, and make your website work toward that goal for you.
October 7, 2015 — An American turns 50 every 7 seconds. Those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population. One-third of the internet users in the U.S., are adults aged 50+ representing the Web’s largest constituency. WordPress sites must be designed with this in mind. You will learn how to meet seniors’ needs from one of their own.
October 5, 2015 — Often user interface and user experience gets mixed up for both the client and the web developer. These are things we need to help both our developers and clients know in order to ensure making great experiences on the web for end-users.
September 11, 2015 — L’objectif de cette présentation est de se familiariser avec l’environnement (interface) de WordPress et les sous-sections qui y sont présentées. Nous apprendrons le jargon WP (pages, articles, médias, thèmes, plugins, widgets, mots-clés, catégories, images à la une, etc.) et de quoi il s’agit. Nous verrons également comment améliorer votre flux de travail afin d’importer du texte de Word et des images du Web vs. de votre ordinateur. Certains plugins et widgets seront survolés afin de vous donner une idée des meilleures pratiques. À la fin de cet atelier, vous ne grincerez plus des dents à la simple idée de jouer dans l’interface WordPress!
Cette présentation s’adresse aux utilisateurs WordPress débutants qui ont déjà l’interface installée ou qui ont déjà pris connaissance de ce à quoi elle ressemble.
May 16, 2015 — This session is a beginner’s guide to best practice set up of Google Analytics and navigating the user interface so you can look at your traffic more critically. We’ll also talk about how Google Analytics WordPress plugins simplify your set-up and analysis.
May 8, 2015 — Content management UI’s are one of the most important things you should think about when building a website. It’s also why a lot of us choose WordPress. Lets explore how to make content management make sense to your customer – reducing ongoing support and training in the process.