Speakers: Sarah Snow

  • Start Blogging in 2023 Part 2: Planning Your Blog’s Content

    Speakers: Sarah Snow, Kathryn Presner

    January 11, 2023 — Twenty Twenty-Three has arrived! Why not start that blog you’ve always dreamed about? This is the second of two workshops on this topic. Over the course of this 1.5 hour long online workshop, you will brainstorm topics and create a list from which you can pull when you need inspiration throughout 2023,
    explore different content types and decide what is right for you, identify top level categories, sub-categories, and make a blogging plan for the first three months of 2023.

  • Designing in the Site Editor: A WordPress Block Theme Exploration

    Speaker: Sarah Snow

    November 22, 2022 — This Learn WordPress tutorial covers the key files that make up a block theme behind-the-scenes, some important settings in your block theme’s theme.json that switch on important tools for you as a theme designer (appearanceTools, Layout, and Color: Palette), how to create and use a style guide in the site editor to help you plan your theme before the heavy lifting begins, and mentions some limitations of designing in the site editor new theme designers should be aware of (such as the use of images and fonts).

  • Code with me: code your first settings in theme.json

    Speakers: Sarah Snow, Jonathan Bossenger

    September 23, 2022 — Are you interested in learning how to code theme.json, but not sure where to start? Have you ever opened up a theme.json file and been overwhelmed by all the code that you see there? If so, this workshop is for you!

    Join Sarah Snow and Jonathan Bossenger to learn how to code your very first theme.json codes–utilizing theme.json settings!

  • Introduction to block theme development (for beginners)

    Speaker: Sarah Snow

    September 16, 2022 — Learn the basics of building the simplest functional block theme possible from scratch using a text editor and local development environment.

  • Block theme builders: choosing and using fonts

    Speakers: Damon Cook, Sarah Snow

    September 15, 2022 — What goes into deciding which font(s) to use? Where might you get your fonts? How do you hook your font up within a block theme? What are variable fonts, and should you use them?

    In this workshop we will explore:

    – Some considerations for choosing a font
    – Where to find fonts and how to download and convert to proper formats
    – A brief overview of variable fonts and when to consider using them
    – How to hook up a font in a block theme (hint: theme.json)
    – Discuss the future of fonts in WordPress full site editing

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  • How Do They Do That? The (Very) Basics of Block Theme Development

    Speaker: Sarah Snow

    August 28, 2022 — Have you ever wondered how block themes are developed from an idea, through a Figma file, into WordPress, and beyond? If so, this social learning space is for you! Join Sarah Snow as she walks intermediate WordPress users through the high-level process many theme developers take to design a theme from start to finish.

  • Damon Cook: Block Theme Builders – Figma to Block Theme

    WordPress Meetup World Wide Web 2022Speakers: Damon Cook, Sarah Snow

    August 19, 2022 — In Block Theme Builders: Design in Figma, we got familiar with Figma, made a copy of the Theme Template, made it our own, and many of you asked: how do I make this into a theme? Well, let’s do it!

    Join us, as we take our Figma design file and convert it into a block theme. We’ll show you how to set up colors, typography and maybe some more (if we have time).

  • Damon Cook: Block Theme Builders – Design with Figma

    Speakers: Sarah Snow, Damon Cook

    August 10, 2022 — Are you a theme builder looking to transition to the new era of block themes? Or maybe you’re new to Figma and curious about how you might go from zero to hero with your block theme design? Join us!

    Some areas we’ll explore:

    A brief overview of Figma and why you might use it.
    Use the WordPress.org Figma community’s Theme Template file to kickstart your block theme design.
    Discuss considerations for block theme designs and best practices.
    In this workshop, we will work exclusively in Figma. However, there will likely be a follow-up workshop where we convert our Figma Block Theme prototype into the workings of a Block Theme. Stay tuned.

    We’ll leave ample time for questions and discussions. I hope to see your smiling faces!

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  • Using Schema with WordPress Theme.json

    Speaker: Sarah Snow

    June 30, 2022 — Learn how using schema with a WordPress block theme’s theme.json file can help you write code efficiently and precisely.

  • Anatomy of a Block Theme

    Speaker: Sarah Snow

    June 23, 2022 — What is a block theme, and what is it made of? Quickly learn the key components of what makes up a block theme.