‘Design Tools’ Videos

  • Lou Fuiano: Design Tools and Processes

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2018Speaker: Lou Fuiano

    December 5, 2018 — In our early experience with WordPress, as the open source community took hold, we quickly realized the tools and information available to us were a game changer. Where I work, we are designers first. We have a great appreciation for those in the community, developers, users and of course designers, that make WordPress what it is.

    WordPress is a platform loaded with design possibilities and surrounded with constantly growing resources that we use when we design. Just some examples are: page builders, online wire framing, and mock-up tools. I’ll discuss some tools that help us to make design decisions regarding typography, color and image editing on the fly, and look at ways to stage and present ideas. WordPress has afforded designers the ability to focus on working with art, color and visual concepts while making full use of functionality in the environment of the browser.

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  • Lenora Porter: How To Use Design Tools To Improve Your Workflow

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Lenora Porter

    July 10, 2018 — The lines between designers and developers are starting to blur. With the addition of tools like Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, and many others, we can improve our workflow and develop with record speed. Whether that’s designing a quick website as a freelancer, working with designers as a contractor, or simply prototyping your startup idea, these tools will help you translate your thoughts, improve your workflow, and essentially, communicate effectively.

    Topics:
    What is Sketch
    The benefits of using Sketch as a developer
    How Sketch Plugins speed up and streamline development

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  • Miroslav Arabajiev: Alternative Design Tools

    Varna WordPress MeetupSpeaker: Miroslav Arabajiev

    June 28, 2017 — Miroslav reviews some nice tools to allow designers to chose fonts more easily, pick colors for their work, chose other proper tooling and shares his experience with the design software of choice — Affinity Design.

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