We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress --- join us! Learn more about WordPress Meetups at https://make.wordpress.org/community/meetups/
The Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group is a group of WordPress enthusiasts in and around the Philadelphia area. We love working with WordPress in a variety of different ways. Join us and learn about WordPress and all it has to offer!
Meet other local users of WordPress, the Internet's most popular blogging platform and fastest growing content management system. Gather and discuss the best ways to work WordPress, develop and design themes and plugins, tips and tricks for WordPress, and more. This Group is for beginners and experts alike so come out and share your love for WordPress!
We plan on discussing a variety of topics including WordPress usage, designing WordPress Themes and styles, creating WordPress Plugins and Widgets, and using WordPress to its full potential. This is going to be a fun and informal way to meet WordPress fanatics just like yourself and share your experiences with the popular open source software.
WordPress MS, BuddyPress, and bbPress enthusiasts are also very welcome to attend! We plan on discussing these platforms and the features and enhancements they can provide to the WordPress platform at future meetings.
We'll start the evening with a Flash Talk by member Janet Williams, who will review Elementor, the popular page builder plugin.
Following Janet's talk, for our main presentation, Bridget C. Reed will speak to us about design and how to do it better, whether you are a designer or not. Here's her description of her presentation:
Through my post-design-school years, while working both with developers and as a developer myself, I’ve always gotten the same question: “So why does that look better than this?” By the end of this talk, you should be able to discuss the C.R.A.P. (contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity) design principles, be able to justify last-minute design decisions, and see the worlds of design, user-experience, and accessibility differently in order to become stronger in your role.
Bio: Bridget Reed is a Philadelphia-based UX engineer, product designer, and speaker, as well as an active member of the Philly tech community. As a career-changer, she has taken part in projects ranging from advertising and branding to apparel and print, email and software to social media and web, with a constant focus on the user. On the rare occasion that she is offline, Bridget can be found hacking together ideas for the “next big” Alexa app, sampling craft beer, digging through crates of vinyl records, and exploring local brunches for the best biscuits and gravy around town.