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 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.
January 8, 2014 — Can WordPress Really Do That, Take 2 is a case study of how we took a site that cannot be described as anything other than a complete disaster and resurrected it with the help of WordPress. The talk touchs on everything from IA and UX to design challenges, CPT and taxonomy implementation, working with a designer, to how to get the most out of WordPress by building on its strengths.
December 8, 2013 — This talk is about how the new CSS definitions, namely, CSS Regions and CSS Shapes along other definitions, is going to change the whole web experience in near future. How designers will be able to use these definitions for a better storytelling and deviate away from limited box shape and CSS animations that define the web today.
December 2, 2013 — The push for responsive web design has helped web developers consider how the sites they develop can adapt to different devices, including sizes, screen resolutions, and even contexts. It should now be easier than ever to respond to a format that has existed since the start of the web – print. This presentaton walks through the process for making your responsive sites respond to the format we most often forget.
May 30, 2013 — This presentation is an introductory session that discusses steps that need to be taken before users pick out their ideal theme and install plugins. Mappping out a plan on paper and discussing planning for future problems.
April 21, 2013 — Learn the secrets of how to build a profitable web design business with WordPress.