August 16, 2017 — Tracy Apps is a creative problem solver with over 15 years of client experience in all types of projects. She got her start blogging on B2 and followed that transformation to WordPress. She is active in several local Meetups in the Milwaukee area.
Tracy is the co-owner of http://cornermarket.media which offers a variety of services including design, custom development, branding and training.
She has spoken at several WordCamps about various aspects of design. Some of her presentations can be seen on WordPress.tv.
Tracy and Shelby Elliott are in the process of launching a podcast titled The Not So Straight and Narrow, which will be available on various podcast platforms soon.
August 14, 2017 — Learn oodles of design tips and hacks to make your WordPress site:
be more appealing
seem more professional and credible
and be an easier, better experience for your audience
Don’t know what colors go together? Don’t know the first thing about design? Don’t have any design software? No worries — this talk is for you. We’ll cover lots of easy ways to make your design better, and free tools that can help you even if you feel like you “don’t have a designy bone in your body”.
August 14, 2017 — This topic will be an overview to the leg work to do before you jump into the design and development stage. I will give an introductory talk on site maps, user personas, content guides, and other things to think about how your website will function before you start designing or developing your site.
August 11, 2017 — Are you a developer, graphic designer, or content creator who makes websites? How’d they turn out? Whether your design skills are good, bad, ugly (or worse), don’t worry, there’s some simple steps and tools that can help you design less like a developer.
July 23, 2017 — Kat Slump is a rising senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she is pursuing a degree in IT Innovation.
Kat has had experiences in a variety of areas — from development to marketing to design — interning at Interface School, Flywheel and Apple. In her spare time, Kat loves playing with her kitten, Swift, who happens to be named after her favorite programming language. She also has a love for fashion and blogging. You can find Kat on Instagram & Twitter via @katslump.
July 6, 2017 — DESIGN IS DEAD!
Why does every website look the same today? Let’s take a stroll down the internet history of web design, see what went wrong, and what went right. I’ll also share some useful tools and design tricks to break free from the cliché and stand out in the world (wide web).
LONG LIVE DESIGN!
June 29, 2017 — The way we structure our websites affects the way they can be marketed. And the way they can be marketed affects the number of sales, leads and conversions – your bottom line. So, why are we still starting website projects asking how much does this cost, instead of how much value could I bring to the customer?
June 21, 2017 — In design, fonts and typography are essential to deliver a certain perception of the website.
And a relevant message. Moreover, it’s important to take care of disabilities.
Designing themes and websites need to follow some good practices.
What’s about using best font services, tools and methods for implementing awesome and relevant fonts in your WordPress website.
Prerequisites: no specific prerequisites to attend this talk, it would be useful for anyone who needs to learn how typography can improve his website, and a simple reminder for those (as designers) who need to implement custom web fonts.
June 21, 2017 — Michael is a designer at Automattic working on Jetpack and WordPress.com. He contributes to the WordPress project and is the most active on the design team. Michael has also been running monthly WordPress meetups in Denver for the last three years.
What the heck can we do to improve the design process on open source projects? Designing for open source projects is difficult and comes with a unique set of challenges. The challenges include communication difficulties, tech limitations, slow implementation times, community pushback, complex developer tools, unique design considerations, and lack of design process. I’m going to address these challenges and propose ways to improve or implement an efficient design process as a community.