Speakers: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: The Ethics of Web Design

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: The Ethics of Web Design

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    July 6, 2018 — Every decision we make is one made on behalf of your user. How do we know the decisions we make are the right ones? It is time we initiate a conversation: About where we are and where we want to go, about how we define and measure goodness and rightness in the digital realm, about responsibility, about decisions and consequences, about building something bigger than our own apps. It is time we talk about the ethics of web design. This talk introduces a method for ethical decision making in web design and tech. Rather than a wet moralistic blanket covering the fires of creativity, ethics can be the hearth that makes our creative fires burn brighter without burning down the house.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    December 10, 2017 — “What do I need to learn to become a WordPress developer?” This question pops up in forums, social media, and everywhere else on a daily basis. I think a better question is “How do I prepare for a future that looks nothing like the status quo?”

    Tech is changing at incredible speed, and what we consider important skills today may be meaningless a year from now. This talk is a discussion of what technologies are on the horizon, how the web and the internet will change, and how we can all prepare for a future with or without WordPress.

  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen : Gutenberg & The Future of WordPress

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen : Gutenberg & The Future of WordPress

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    November 28, 2017 — “What do I need to learn to become a WordPress developer?” This question pops up in forums, social media, and everywhere else on a daily basis. I think a better question is “How do I prepare for a future that looks nothing like the status quo?”

    Tech is changing at incredible speed, and what we consider important skills today may be meaningless a year from now. This talk is a discussion of what technologies are on the horizon, how the web and the internet will change, and how we can all prepare for a future with or without WordPress.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: CSS Grid Changes Everything (About Web Layouts)

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: CSS Grid Changes Everything (About Web Layouts)

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    June 30, 2017 — CSS Grid is now live in all major browsers, and with it everything we know about web layouts changes! Imagine drawing a grid in the browser and placing content in one or any number of cells without having to change the HTML or source order. And imagine changing that grid on the fly using media queries or JavaScript while keeping the HTML markup clean and accessible. That’s what CSS Grid does, and that’s why you should be using it today.
    The CSS Grid Layout Module introduces a native CSS grid system, provided at the viewport level, that achieves what CSS frameworks and popular grid systems could only dream about: Responsive, flexible, pure CSS grid layouts, independent of document source order, that allow us to treat the browser as a true design and layout surface.
    In this talk you’ll get an intro to CSS Grid and learn how it changes pretty much everything when it comes to layouts on the web. Through examples, code snippets, and practical demos you’ll learn how to use CSS Grid in a theme for modern responsive layouts, and you’ll also learn how to handle older browsers without Grid support in a clean and straight-forward way.
    CSS Grid is here, and you can start using it today. This talk shows you how to do it right.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Empathy and Acceptance in Design and Community

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Empathy and Acceptance in Design and Community

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    June 29, 2016 — Working on and with the web is engaging in that most human of endeavors: Communication. Even so, it’s easy to forget that the people we interact with and those who access and interact with our creations are just that: People. Learn how to make empathy and acceptance driving forces for your interactions and designs to build great informational experiences for everyone.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Designing Websites for Human Beings

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Designing Websites for Human Beings

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    December 19, 2015 — This talk brings the focus of web design back to its core subject: How to communicate with people. You’ll learn about user research, empathy in the design process, communication patterns, real-world testing, and designing from the content out. Web design is about empathy for the user, and the users who visit your site are people. This talk will teach you how to prepare, design, and build websites with user experiences that communicate clearly and make the people who visit the site the top priority.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Github for the Rest of Us

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Github for the Rest of Us

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    December 13, 2015 — GitHub is that awesome thing everyone says you’ve gotta use, but how many of us can make heads or tails of it? If you’re tired of pretending to understand when someone talks about “merging the latest pull request” or want to know what the heck forks have to do with code, this rundown’s for you.
    I’ll show you how a little dose of science fiction is the key to understanding Version Control. There will be teleportation, time travel, there may even be a victimless murder as you learn the difference between a Fetch and a Pull, why Rebasing changes history, and how merging branches can magically reconcile conflicting code.
    Whether you develop, design, or just care about content, Git, GitHub, and Version Control can be some of the most useful tools in your kit. After this primer, you’ll see why Git and GitHub is for everyone, including you.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Designing for Informational User Experiences – A Responsive Web Design Workflow

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Designing for Informational User Experiences – A Responsive Web Design Workflow

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    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.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Building Themes From Scratch Using Underscores (_S)

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Building Themes From Scratch Using Underscores (_S)

    WordCamp Seattle 2015: Experienced EditionSpeaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    June 9, 2015 — This presentation looks at design and development decisions and principles including mobile-first, accessibility, responsive design, and information architecture, and takes a deep dive into the structure of the Underscores theme to show the audience how to build a theme from the ground up to become what you envisioned and more.

  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Building Themes From Scratch With Underscores

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Building Themes From Scratch With Underscores

    WordCamp Montréal 2014Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    May 15, 2015 — This presentation takes you through the process of building a theme from scratch with what is arguably the best starter theme available: _s (Underscores). The presentation looks at design and development decisions and principles including mobile-first, accessibility, responsive design, and information architecture, and takes a deep dive into the structure of the Underscores theme to show the audience how to build a theme from the ground up to become what you envisioned and more.

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