February 9, 2018 — Does My Logo Suck? A Talk on Good Design
February 8, 2018 — As a part of the design team for the biggest WordPress conference in the world — WordCamp Europe, I worked on branding, website theme and various other tasks. As a designer, it was challenging working under “constraints” of open–source, but I pulled through and learned a lot in the process, and I’d like to share that experience with you.
This talk is not about which tools to use or how to pick the project to contribute to. It’s about becoming a better designer by honing your communication skills and empathy towards your colleagues and people who will end up using your designs. By volunteering and contributing to open–source projects you’ll get the opportunity to work on challenging or a particular type of projects you might not otherwise have.
The design is less about making beautiful pictures you can sign your name onto; It’s more about creating a positive impact and improving the experience of the people using it.
February 2, 2018 — Consejos visuales prácticos
Si te preguntas porqué tu web no se parece a la plantilla que compraste, o hay algo que te chirría pero no sabes que es, en esta charla te enseñaré una serie de trucos sencillos que mejoraran la apariencia de tu web.
Algo muy útil teniendo en cuenta que para el 93% de los usuarios la apariencia es un factor clave para comprar y el 52% abandona o no vuelve si no le gusta la estética de la web.
January 29, 2018 — With 721,434,547 internet users, China is an important destination many don’t know much about. Teodora will share her experience on what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to WordPress in China. Starting from hosting WordPress sites to design and plugins that can help businesses be seen in China.
January 29, 2018 — In this talk, we’ll look at some of the problems and issues with responsive design and then we’ll look at how to get around these by developing a theme which is not just responsive but genuinely and entirely fluid.
The aim will be a theme where the layout remains consistent, proportional, reliable, and exactly as the designer intentioned, whatever the width of the viewport.
December 26, 2017 — Let people in the open-source community know you are listening by responding promptly.
Listen to more than just what users are saying, look for context clues to reach a greater understanding.
Fall in love with the problem, not the solution.
A language gap can still yield an experience overlap.
Don’t just listen to users’ words, observe their actions.
Don’t act like the expert, be the apprentice and let your users teach you everything they know.
Suspend your judgement in order to listen objectively.
Let data ask all the questions.
December 20, 2017 — Design is everywhere and (not behind but) the underlying foundation of everything. From the words we use, the extent of our vocabulary and how we form sentences with them (…ultimately expressing ourselves) all we have to do is look closer and realize how involved we are; every day.
December 10, 2017 — If there is passion for innovation, things get done. This is often true for the WordPress Open Source project and smaller projects within.
The WCEU design team set a tall goal this year, beyond the usual design work for the event. We decided it was time to make creating and customizing a WordCamp site easy and intuitive, so we released a new WordCamp default theme for all. I’d like to share our goals, design consideration, and how we released the CampSite 2017 theme beta just before the event.
December 7, 2017 — The German web design market is huge and very attractive for many foreign agencies and freelancers. But make sure you know the rules and legal regulations of the German web design business to avoid a lot of trouble and unhappy clients.
Frank is web designer and WordPress developer from Münster, Germany.
November 28, 2017 — Visual design should work toward the site’s goals, but many of us came to WordPress without a background in design. How then can you select, modify, or build a theme with confidence that your design choices will be engaging and effective?
We’ll take a brief tour of web design fundamentals, and examine how contrast, hierarchy, white space, line length, and color selection can help you avoid design blunders and get a solid design every time.