Search Results for ‘Becky Davis

  • Becky Davis: Categories, Tags And Custom Taxonomies – Oh My!

    Becky Davis: Categories, Tags And Custom Taxonomies – Oh My!

    WordCamp Chicago 2017Speaker: Becky Davis

    August 31, 2017 — There are few things that can help a site with organization more than getting things categorized correctly. There are also few things that can be more confusing, over-used or more diluted than how these terms are defined on a site. Let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly and ways to clean things up so that using categories actually work for your users and help them find what they are looking for.

    We’ll also explore cool ways that you can use categories to display your posts in interesting ways – there’s way more than the list in the sidebar!

  • Becky Davis: Constructing a Large Informational Site

    Becky Davis: Constructing a Large Informational Site

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016Speaker: Becky Davis

    October 30, 2016 — How do you set up an informational site that has over 700 pages and is constantly growing? How will anybody find anything? By crafting the menu and template pages to show categories of items and allowing the user to filter the results. Through the use of custom taxonomies, template pages with custom queries and a faceted search result, we walk through how a site can be setup so that it can grow and maintain it’s consistent structure. Even if your project only has 70 posts, being able to cross-reference them with multiple terms so that no matter how they look for things, the information will be found, is very powerful.

  • Becky Davis: Project Management or How to Herd Cats

    Becky Davis: Project Management or How to Herd Cats

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Becky Davis

    July 4, 2016 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.

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  • Becky Davis: Constructing a Large Informational Site

    Becky Davis: Constructing a Large Informational Site

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Becky Davis

    June 26, 2015 — How do you set up an informational site that has over 700 pages and is constantly growing? How will anybody find anything? By crafting the menu and template pages to show categories of items and allowing the user to filter the results. Through the use of custom taxonomies, template pages with custom queries and a faceted search result, we walk through how a site can be setup so that it can grow and maintain it’s consistent structure. Even if your project only has 70 posts, being able to cross-reference them with multiple terms so that no matter how they look for things, the information will be found, is very powerful.

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  • Becky Davis: Project Management or How to Herd Cats

    Becky Davis: Project Management or How to Herd Cats

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Becky Davis

    July 4, 2014 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.

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  • Becky Davis: You Can Make A Living With WordPress

    Becky Davis: You Can Make A Living With WordPress

    WordCamp Minneapolis 2013Speaker: Becky Davis

    January 11, 2014 — This presentation highlights working in and building the WordPress community, sharing knowledge, constantly learning more of the craft as well as ways to manage your own freelance business and client strategies. The work is out there; if you make the commitment, you can make a living.

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  • Becky Davis: From Pixel to User – Creating Themes That Satisfy The Design And Are Usable

    Becky Davis: From Pixel to User – Creating Themes That Satisfy The Design And Are Usable

    WordCamp Chicago 2013Speaker: Becky Davis

    September 17, 2013 — Most web designs are done with beauty and user experience in mind, but what about back-end usability? That’s why we work in WordPress, so that the site owner can add/edit; right? Balancing the layout needs of the designer and making it truly usable by the site owner is a balancing act. We will look at several case studies of how a site went from a graphic to a custom theme and kept it as user friendly as possible.

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  • Becky Davis: Freelance WordPress Lessons Learned

    Becky Davis: Freelance WordPress Lessons Learned

    WordCamp Chicago 2012Speaker: Becky Davis

    October 4, 2012 — Making a living as a WordPress professional is a lot of work, but it’s not only possible, it can be a lot of fun. We’ll cover some simple guidelines on how to make the commitment, market your services, communicate with clients, quote and bill your time and help contribute to the WordPress community.

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  • Panel Discussion: Information Architecture

    Panel Discussion: Information Architecture

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speakers: Taylor McCaslin, Matt Johnson, Becky Davis, Marguerite Halley

    December 20, 2015 — During this panel we openly discuss content structure, content strategy, content discovery, development tips, and end with an audience Q&A. We will help you make sense of all the things you have to consider when setting up or improving your site’s Information Architecture, and share some of the secrets and pro-tips that we have found work well.