Speakers: Tammie Lister

  • Growing the WordPress design system

    WordCamp Europe 2022Speaker: Tammie Lister

    July 21, 2022 — There is a design system in WordPress, and it starts with the block. How do we grow it, nurture it and build on those foundations?

    In this talk, I’ll show why we need the system and how important it is for the project, why if we don’t build on those foundations, we make an unstable base. I’ll dream beyond today at what could be, where could we go, and what can we learn from the existing design systems? We will cover processes and tools to look at possible solutions to our problems today.

    Let’s explore how to grow the WordPress design system because it’s essential to the future of WordPress and the products created with it.

  • Tammie Lister: Let themes be themes

    WordCamp US 2021Speaker: Tammie Lister

    December 30, 2021 — This lightning talk examines the past and present of WordPress theme development, with a look towards role of themes in the future of WordPress.

  • Tammie Lister: Custom CSS in the Editor

    Speaker: Tammie Lister

    September 30, 2020 — Tutorial on how to add custom CSS to the editor and blocks.

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  • Tammie Lister: Dropped stitches and tangled yarn: a call to simplify WordPress

    WordCamp Glasgow 2020Speaker: Tammie Lister

    April 22, 2020 — Over time, products get tangled. There’s a race to add new features, fix the most bugs, enhance the user experience – until eventually, your product is a confusing and complicated mess, like a tangled ball of yarn. This complexity is a natural progression for any product, but it’s possible to improve the situation. Join Tammie to discuss methods to distil a product flow down to its most essential parts, using the WordPress user experience as an example.
    Good for all experience levels, and for people who work with other people.

  • Global styles: what’s in the works

    WPBlockTalk April 2020Speaker: Tammie Lister

    April 16, 2020 — Tammie Lister shares what’s in store for global styles within the block editor. This is another peek into what’s coming and how you can take advantage of (and contribute to) the power of the block editor.

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  • Tammie Lister: Thinking remotely through games

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Tammie Lister

    November 13, 2019 — Thinking and working collaboratively sometimes needs a little spark. Working remotely sometimes seems a hurdle to traditional team games; it doesn’t have to be. From easy retrospectives to planning, you’ll get a few tried and tested options to ignite thinking in a remote team.

  • Tammie Lister: A tale of Gutenberg usability testing

    WordCamp Milano 2017Speaker: Tammie Lister

    October 11, 2019 — This is a tale of how usability testing began as a community project and grew. Discover along the way the results and how they influenced the project so far. Learn how to run usability tests and also a lot more about Gutenberg along the way.

  • Tammie Lister: Thinking in Patterns

    WordCamp Bristol 2019Speaker: Tammie Lister

    June 20, 2019 — Everything has a pattern underneath. Designs can be broken down, distilled into patterns. When you think in patterns the process can be faster, easier. I’ll show you in this talk, that whatever you label it, the concept is powerful, natural. A fragmented approach to design goes perfectly with modern development and gives you a robust workflow for the future.

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  • Tammie Lister: Design Matters In Open Source

    WordCamp Manchester 2018Speaker: Tammie Lister

    May 7, 2019 — Open source matters to the future of design. It enables more people to have access to design. Open source matters to the future of us all. Designing in open source isn’t always easy and in this talk I’ll draw on my background along with experiences in the WordPress project. What are the challenges and why does it matter to have design in open source? How can we create spaces that encourage design thinking? How can we all unite in an open source future?

  • Tammie Lister: Building for Stress Cases

    WordCamp Belfast 2018Speaker: Tammie Lister

    April 23, 2019 — We use the term edge cases, it’s time to stop using that and switch to saying stress cases.

    It’s time to stop dismissing and make sure those stress cases are exactly what we do focus on creating the experiences for.

    By building for the stress cases, we create a better experience for everyone.