Some changes are coming to the Automatic design blogs. Previously, we were tasked with writing an article each month on a topic of our choice. However, we're now moving to quarterly posts. For our next article, we were given a specific prompt to follow: The topic for your January 15, 2018 post is to first … Continue reading Paying my way to success
I joined Woo in July 2014 just a few month before we hosted the very first WooConf in San Francisco. Since then we have hosted two more -- in Austin last April and most recently in Seattle. Here are a couple of things I learnt designing WooConf 2017 which might be helpful for folks planning … Continue reading Learnings from designing WooConf 2017
When I first started out designing for the web, all that a plucky pixel wrangler needed was Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and an FTP client to get the job done. I'm oversimplifying a little, but it wasn't far off - if you had those programs to call on, you were sorted. I know a few folks who, … Continue reading A Designer’s (mini) Guide to Basic Developing
For the past 15 years I’ve been anchored at a desk creating everything from marketing material to user experiences for various applications and software. Now more than ever, people can work from their desk and not have to interact with others in a physical capacity. This can certainly be great for productivity, but also comes … Continue reading You can’t create successful products if you don’t leave your desk
Last week I put the finishing touches on an update to one of our free themes on WordPress.com, Independent Publisher 2, and I thought that everything was working as they should after my changes. I had made a significant modification to the existing parts of the theme to warrant a full test of its capabilities … Continue reading Sentinel Values
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, many small businesses don't have a website, yet most consumers research a business online before they decide to try out their products or services. Having a website for your business is beneficial in many ways: it can help you increase awareness for your brand and offerings, … Continue reading How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series)
The wicked problem in event design is deeper than the usual suspects of branding, way-finding, and the experiences on the website and application. The audience experience is what matters most and who is in that audience is key. Learn some of the ways Ashleigh made a more accessible event with non-traditional design.