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User Experience

User Experience...It's not just for apps anymore- websites and blogs everywhere make our users *feel* things, good and bad. Staying on top of the experience requires a keen eye and the ability to get yourself into a user's frame of mind.

We'll use this session to walk through some common areas that can make a user feel annoyed, confused, and (hopefully) at ease. Making your site (and your interactions outside your site) easy to digest can go a long way in building a reliable network/community.

If "user experience" is a foreign concept for you, think of it as a talk on "best practices", and come join us anyway! We'll start with a "big picture" discussion of UX and move into specific examples, finishing with a round of Q&A (so make sure to bring your questions!).

Clark Wimberly will lead this month's WordPress Intermediate session. Clark is the UX Lead at The Zebra (, an online insurance comparison platform (think "Priceline for insurance"). He's been building things with WordPress for the better part of a decade now.

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  • Wayne C.

    Jackie, Please share the link when you post your notes from this meetup. I was interested but unable to attend.

    June 25, 2014

  • Noah J.

    Thank you Clark for the presentation. You had a lot of insightful points that I enjoyed learning about.

    Hope to see you at future meet ups.

    June 24, 2014

  • Jim

    Thank you for sharing your expertise, tools, and good sense. No wonder zebra moves so many users to the important stages so fast ... your thoughtful approach!

    June 24, 2014

  • Chris C.

    Sounds like I'm going to miss also, I look forward to meeting everyone another time!

    June 24, 2014

  • Jackie D.

    I will be taking notes tonight and posting them at immediately following the meetup.

    June 24, 2014

  • Sue L

    I'm not going to make it either. Looking forward to the online notes.

    June 24, 2014

  • Karen J.

    I can't go now. Where will the notes be posted? Also will the slideshow be posted? Thank you.

    June 24, 2014

  • Wayne C.

    Unfortunately, I can't attend but share these thoughts...

    RESPONSIVENESS -- Since one of the biggest factors affecting user experience is response time, do you want to suggest ways to improve that? Hosting service (I use HostGator)? Browser (Chrome often bogs down on my site while FireFox flies through). READABILITY -- Will you talk about font size, spacing, and layout?

    ACCESSIBILITY -- Efforts that support screen readers used by blind people benefit SEO too because of how spiders search and rank sites.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Clark W.

    Hello WordPressers! Does anyone have any questions ahead of time they'd like me to work into my talk? I'll gladly tackle any questions at the meetup, too, I just thought it might be helpful to get some meaty questions up front.

    What would you like to know?!

    June 19, 2014

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