Designer’s Guide to Working with WordPress Developers

For both Designers and the WordPress Developers who work with them.

It is possible to implement some amazingly creative designs in WordPress web sites. As a designer, there are ways of creating your art that can either aid in the successful implementation of your theme, or guarantee it failure. This session is filled with examples, along with demonstration of how each could be changed to speed up and improve the development cycle. We will show how a Photoshop PSD is converted into a theme, and discuss new ways of approaching web design. Presentation includes checklists for both the Designer and Word Press Developer that help avoid the ‘miracle occurs here’ surprises that burn through time and money.

 About: Nick Batik

Nick Batik has been building websites since 1994 and has been a WordPress consultant and web developer for over five years. He specializes in custom theme design using the Genesis Framework. When not lost in the poetry of code Nick contributes to the WordPress community by serving as Co-organizer for the Austin WordPress Meetup Group, as a member of the organizing team for the WordCamp Austin 2010, WordUp Austin 2012, and WordCamp Austin 2012. Nick is a lead trainer for the Hands-On WordPress classes.

Nick has had a life-long love affair with design and typography and has written numerous training courses, articles and seminars on design, publishing and web development. He has presented at publishing conferences in over 100 cities across the US, England, and Scandinavia. Nick writes extensively and has had both management and technical articles published. He has written and contributed to a number of quality management and statistical process management articles and books, and uses those process tools as part of his overall design project management strategy. His work with Pleiades Publishing Services reflects his passion for elegant and effective information design and is dedicated to using design technology to communicate, and manage Information in a way that is beneficial to his clients and the client’s customers.

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