‘design’ Videos

  • Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn: Website Design Pain Points for Clients and How to Help Them Through It

    Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn: Website Design Pain Points for Clients and How to Help Them Through It

    WordCamp London 2017Speakers: Rachael Dines, Meg Fenn

    June 6, 2017 — Meg Fenn and Rachael Dines, Directors of Shake It Up Creative Ltd talk about the pain points that clients face when setting up their business website and how to help them through it. For example, one common pain point is content. Where to start? How much? Does it need to optimised? Another common pain point is deciding whether to manage their own website or pay a web designer or marketing company to do this for them. Do all business owners need to be techy?

  • Brian DeConinck: NC State’s “Shortcake”-Powered Design Strategy

    Brian DeConinck: NC State’s “Shortcake”-Powered Design Strategy

    WordCamp Raleigh 2017Speaker: Brian DeConinck

    June 4, 2017 — Shortcake is a “feature plugin” (under consideration for inclusion in WordPress core) that helps developers create a simple user interface for inserting shortcodes, and renders previews of those shortcodes inside the Visual Editor. At NC State, Shortcake offers solutions to some of the biggest challenges of running WordPress at a big, decentralized institution.

    This presentation will discuss how to build Shortcake-powered shortcodes, how the way we think about themes has changed, and the future of the WordPress editing experience.

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  • Sarah Semark: The Unbearable Likeness of Design

    Sarah Semark: The Unbearable Likeness of Design

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Sarah Semark

    June 4, 2017 — Why do so many websites look the same? As our tools have improved and we’ve been able to do more with the web, there’s been a growing trend toward websites that look exactly alike. Why did this come to be, and what can we, as designers and curators of the modern web, do to avoid it? We’ll touch briefly on the history of web design, and examine how modern tools and practises have contributed to a more homogeneous-looking internet.

    In order to answer these questions, we’ll explore on the history of web design, and examine how modern tools and practises have contributed to a more homogeneous-looking internet. We’ll examine the web design process from two perspectives – the designer’s and the developer’s – and discuss how the blurring of those roles impacts the design process. Along the way, we’ll discuss the various merits of following or bucking trends. Finally, I’ll offer some constructive advice to help you – whether you’re a designer or not – add an individual touch to your work.

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  • Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Graham Armfield

    May 30, 2017 — The accessibility of a website is significantly affected by the underlying HTML, CSS and javascript that developers use to create it. But it is also possible to impact upon the accessibility of a site at the design stage – both the visual design, and the interactive design or UX. And it’s not just about colour schemes either.

    In this presentation I will outline a few key points to keep in mind when you are designing your next beautiful website or theme. I will illustrate the points with some good (and bad) examples.

    Good design and web accessibility can go hand in hand – come and find out how.

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  • Bernd Schmitt: Onlineshop-Design mit WordPress

    Bernd Schmitt: Onlineshop-Design mit WordPress

    WordCamp Berlin 2017Speaker: Bernd Schmitt

    May 16, 2017 — – Die Design-Basics für einen Onlineshop
    – Galeriefunktion und Galerie-Plugins
    – Was ist bei Anfertigung und Einbau von Produktbildern zu beachten?

    Ein Vortrag für alle, die bereits einen WP-Shop besitzen oder Ihre Website durch einen Shop erweitern möchten. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Shopdesign, es werden aber auch grundsätzliche Fragen zur Einrichtung eines Shops erklärt.

  • Cody Landefeld: WooCommerce Store Design Tips to Increase Sales

    Cody Landefeld: WooCommerce Store Design Tips to Increase Sales

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Cody Landefeld

    May 14, 2017 — To help keep you up-to-date on the latest trends that have a powerful impact on an eCommerce store and its success, we’ve rounded up four design trends to incorporate into an eCommerce site. Each will have an impact on your customer’s first impression, how they engage with the site, whether they make a purchase or not and if they become repeat and loyal customers.

  • Mark Uraine: Designing in the Open

    Mark Uraine: Designing in the Open

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Mark Uraine

    May 9, 2017 — Designing in the open is about sharing your work and progress publicly through the course of a design project. I’ll explain how this works, where to start, and why it’s good practice for all designers. We’ll also discuss how you can give back to the WordPress community through design contributions to Core and WordPress.org.

  • Alison Chandler: Typography - The Backbone of Your Website Design

    Alison Chandler: Typography – The Backbone of Your Website Design

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Alison Chandler

    April 15, 2017 — Choosing typefaces and applying them to your WordPress website can be frustrating, even designers go around and around about this. There are so many options and decisions to make—it’s hard to know where to begin. What gives?

    You will learn the importance of typography in website design, how to choose font families, and tips for implementation. Armed with the basic understanding of typography and how it relates to the success of your website, you will be confident the choices you make will be based on more than a whim.

  • Isaac Irvine: Princess Leia Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Design

    Isaac Irvine: Princess Leia Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Design

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Isaac Irvine

    April 13, 2017 — You can have a bulletproof plan to complete a project, but you never know when a Sith Lord will crash the party and derail everything. As long as you can keep your head in the game and lean on friends when you need to, you’ll stay on target and come out on top. You might even get a medal for it.

    Unless you’re a Wookie – Wookies don’t get medals. It’s sad.

  • Derek Hart: The Age of the Specialist - Running a Niche Design Business

    Derek Hart: The Age of the Specialist – Running a Niche Design Business

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Derek Hart

    April 13, 2017 — Instead of working for anyone and everyone, what if your company served a niche market? In an increasingly crowded field, many freelancers are finding success by focusing on a niche market. Settling on a niche can be a little intimidating at first, but on the other side is a business with more clients, higher rates, and more efficient workflow. If you’re a freelancer that has worked in every industry under the sun, yet can’t shake the feeling that your business could be something…more, this is your session. Hopefully, you’ll walk away inspired enough to come up with a brand new business model!