May DFWWP: WordPress 101: Themes, User Experience, PodCasting & Clinic

By popular demand, our May Meetup will cover the basics of WordPress and web site design with three short presentations.


  • Choosing & Editing WordPress themes by Tony Cecala (@tonycecala) » Tony has been designing software since the early '90s (when HyperCard & videodiscs were cutting edge technology).

  • InfoSparkles! (Okay, It's really Information Mapping) Remix • Rethink • Reimagine (visuals + text use on your blog) by Cone Johnson (@conej) » Cone Johnson is an Interaction Designer and Co-founder of JSTAR Studio IxD IA UX + @barcampNPdallas; fan of @DFWupa #BigD10 + @Cohabitat + @SparkClub recently published in April 2010 "Ask UXmatters" column ☛ http://is.gd/bzHPn

  • PodCasting & Effectively Integrating Media into your site by Mark Ramsey (@markramsey) » Mark is the Technology Evangelist for Hype Anvil, a small business digital marketing firm. Mark is also the co-host of Pigskin Radio, a sports fan podcast as well as several other shows. He also does marketing and e-commerce for his family hair replacement and wig business.

WordPress experts will be on hand to answer questions and help you with your WordPress.com or self-hosted site. Bring your laptop, free WiFi is available at the wonderful Art Institute of Dallas. We will also be doing some business matchmaking, so bring your business cards if you are a freelancer. PS -- Keep your evening open for the famous DFWWP "networking"
afterparty and catch up with your WordPress friends and colleagues.

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  • Edgar

    The free handouts were printed at:
    Office Machines Inc.
    5930 LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75240
    (972)[masked]
    Summer Hours: M - F 8am to 7pm ; Sat. 9am to 2pm
    (first floor of the building next to the gas station ; corner of Preston and 635)
    B/W copies - 2 cents PER PAGE (that includes double sided), and you can print from a Flash Drive! I printed a little over 1,000 pages. price $32 Note: they use Windows Vista so being a little familiar with it helps. Definitely worth checking out.

    May 24, 2010

  • Edgar

    We had a GREAT meetup this time. Three great speakers with lots of info to share. Also, for those who didn't get the FREE excerpt handout, you can download the full Authority Black Book FREE at http://interestinglycoolstuff.c...­.

    May 24, 2010

  • Tony C.

    Thank you for the volunteer help with setup and breakdown! We ALL made this event a wonderful success!

    May 23, 2010

  • Christopher G.

    The DFW WordPress Meetups are always great, and May's meeting was no exception! The organization and friendliness of the group never wanes; the presenters were all excellent. Even when something I'm familiar with is being covered, I still learn new things and walk away with a head full of new ideas. And then there are all those things I don't know, that are shared every month. It's greatly appreciated.

    May 23, 2010

  • Ken K.

    Fun, informative & excellent presentations! I always learn something.

    May 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tony, Cone, and Mark all gave excellent and informative talks and I got to meet some interesting people and share some ideas.

    May 22, 2010

  • lue

    Very cool event. Only wish during the design portion, the speaker would have gone into how to change personalize a free theme...i.e. fonts, color background, instead of the default theme version. Cone's presentation was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

    May 22, 2010

  • Maggie R.

    Thanks for another really entertaining and informative presentation. I always learn something!

    May 22, 2010

  • Sara

    I sat next to a really nice guy who gave me some tips that were really helpful to me, a novice website developer. (DallasMeterDetective.wordpress.co­m) Tony- thanks for developing a very affordable class and networking event for the DFW community. Happy Birthday too!

    May 22, 2010

  • Ruth

    Great information

    May 22, 2010

  • Tony C.

    Gonna need a hand setting up tables for the Meetup at 3pm today. Any volunteers? Tweet w/#dfwwp or post here to volunteer, or just show up at 3pm. Thanks!

    May 22, 2010

  • Tony C.

    NOTE: Parking for The Art Institute of Dallas on weekends is the student parking lot on the East side of 8080 Park Lane. Enter from Park Lane (going past the North parking garage). Park on the 5th floor upward. Entrance to the building is from the 5th floor of the parking lot (via a walkway to building's 4th floor). If Security is at the desk when you enter the building, please sign in. You may enter and go to the elevators if no guard is on duty at the time of entry.

    May 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    WordPress is an awesome platform for podcasting since it supports it right out of the box. I wish I could be there. I know Mark and the gang will knock it out of the park, but family obligations prevail. If you take pictures, record the audio, or shoot video of the event, please let me know. I'd be interested in getting a copy of the notes after class :) Have fun ya'll.

    May 21, 2010

  • Don T.

    Will be traveling. Sure hate missing this one.

    May 21, 2010

  • J H.

    I love wordpress and I will most definitely be at the Podcasting presentation by Mark Ramsey. Because I am about to begin my podcasting career soon. And need some good advice from publishing my itunes feed. And what equipment I can use, being a student I need to think smart. I can't wait to see everyone, at the after party!

    May 15, 2010

  • Tony C.

    The April DFWWP presentation can be found on Chris and Leia's company blog:
    http://blog.rd2inc.com/archives...­

    May 7, 2010

  • Patty F.

    Hi Tony,
    Do we have the presentation from the April meeting yet?

    May 6, 2010

  • Tony C.

    I'll be posting the updated parking instructions as soon as I get them. Guests are welcome, Amy. It does help if they RSVP, it helps us keep track of the (limited) seats. :)

    May 3, 2010

  • Mitch

    Hi, Tony.
    Can't wait for this meetup.
    Can you provide parking instructions for those of us who didn't take notes at the last meeting?
    Thanks.
    Mitch

    May 3, 2010

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