May 22, 2015 — With the rapid popularization of web fonts over the past few years, type on the web has never been more exciting! Learn a bit about basic typographic principles, review techniques and services for integrating web fonts into your WordPress sites, and finally conclude with a bit of speculation on where type on the web is heading.
December 10, 2014 — Learn which websites mistakes small businesses make, and how to fix them. Small business sites often have the wrong content, aren’t optimized for sales, aren’t mobile -friendly, and more. Learn how to fix these mistakes so your site delivers business results.
November 13, 2014 — This talk takes the philosophical and literary-historical shift/tension between modernism and post-modernism and looks for signs that might help us understand the shifting sands under our own digital feet.
November 5, 2014 — It’s hard enough to design a great mobile or Web site but what about experiences that span these devices and more? Join Luke for a set of lessons learned designing Web products that attempt to embrace simultaneous and sequential multi-device use. What worked and, more importantly, what didn’t?
August 22, 2014 — Web design costs come in a huge range of shapes & sizes. Thanks to that range, clients can struggle with understanding why websites cost what they do, and freelancers/shops can struggle with how to price their services. That’s what we’re going to uncover: the thought processes, variables, logic, and math that goes into pricing custom web design & development from the perspective of someone who’s grown from a two-person home-based business to a 6-person shop.
June 13, 2014 — Mel Choyce shares her vast design experience in this presentation discussing best approaches when creating a portfolio website. Crammed full of great tips and insights.
June 1, 2014 — While these aren’t new ideas, they are still new enough that implementation hasn’t hit saturation yet. This presentation covers some of the more popular topics such as flat design and single page sites, as well as newer development ideas, including mobile-first, content-first and device-agnostic development. Other topics such as designing in the browser and methods to do so are also discussed.