All decks
  • What the Flexbox?

    An intro to Flexbox.

  • Using GitHub to Share Talk Ideas

  • Creating a WordPress Theme from a PSD

    As designers and developers, it’s not uncommon to build a website based on a static website design mockup such as a Photoshop PSD. So, how do we go from a static mockup to a fully functional WordPress theme? How do we deconstruct a static website design and convert it into something that lives and breathes on the web? In this session we’ll take a look at how to convert a static design into a WordPress theme and some of the things to consider when doing so. Presentation for Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group.

  • Creating a WordPress Theme from a PSD

    As designers and developers, it’s not uncommon to build a website based on a static website design mockup such as a Photoshop PSD. So, how do we go from a static mockup to a fully functional WordPress theme? How do we deconstruct a static website design and convert it into something that lives and breathes on the web? In this session we’ll take a look at how to convert a static design into a WordPress theme and some of the things to consider when doing so. Presented at WordCamp Lehigh Valley, July 2016.

  • A single div: a learning experiment

    Building something that already exists is a great way to gain new skills and refine old skills. When I attempted to recreate Lynn Fisher’s Single Div project last year, I learned two things: 1) having a solid foundation of the basics is invaluable and 2) it’s totally fine if you have to look something up. Presented to the WordPress DC Meetup Group, June 2016.

  • Using Git with WordPress

    Lightning talk presented during the "Speak" portion of the Write/Speak/Code conference in June 2016.

  • Favorite Design Tools

    Presented at Philly 'burbs WordPress Meetup Group, December 2015

  • The Art of Minimalist Design

    ​Minimalist web design requires a deep understanding of the needs of the people using your website. Clearing away design clutter and nonessential functionality leaves only the most important elements, creating a peaceful and focused environment for both the end user and the designer. This talk will cover visual design principles for creating a more peaceful user experience.

  • Getting Started Speaking Workshop

    This talk will cover how to get started speaking. This talk is for anyone who ever thought they didn’t know enough or thought that their knowledge wasn’t worth sharing. I’ll share my story as an introvert of how I got started speaking and some ways to gain confidence and momentum on the way to leveling up.

  • WordPress Child Themes

    Are you using a theme on your blog or website that is almost what you’re looking for but that could use a bit of customization? Don’t want to look like everyone else using the twenty fifteen theme? Child themes let us inherit the functionality of an existing theme, while adding our own custom functionality and style to suit our tastes and needs. In this session we’ll look at how to create a child theme and some ways which we can make that baby our own.

  • WordPress Child Themes

    Learn how to set up a WordPress child theme

  • Intro to the Command Line for Designers

    Do you walk the line between designer and developer? Are you more comfortable using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and find the black screen that is the command line a bit intimidating? This session will look at some of the basic commands needed to get comfortable using the command line. Though designers may need the command line for little more than version control or compiling SASS, having a basic understanding of the command line can help speed up your workflow.