September 6, 2015 — Based on usability research and UX principles, we discuss what we know about users in terms of both big-picture concepts and nitty-gritty details. For example, learn how people interact with photography on websites and what kinds of ideas they have in their head when they arrive at your homepage.
By looking at website examples, we uncover common problems that website designers and owners make often (but can be avoided). You’ll walk out with practical tips that you can immediately use to make your website visitors happier.
June 25, 2015 — This talk introduces the audience to the Informational User Experience design process. Through examples from the web, practical demonstrations, and tips and tricks gleaned from 15 years in the industry, Morten gives the audience a foundation of knowledge that will help them see beyond frameworks, grids, and media queries to what really matters: Communicating ideas through the web.
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.