Joseph C Lawrence
•   What is User Experience (UX) design?•   Why Wordpress?•   First steps – Domain names and installation•   Basic Usabili...
What isUser Experience(UX) design?
WhyWordpress?
Turn this:      [cuber_shortcode]Into this:
Go Mobile
First stepsDomain names andinstallation
Register your own domain. It costsabout R100 per year for the name,and can be as cheap as R19 permonth for hosting.
Wordpress has a famous 5 minuteinstall. Easier on Hetzner with 1 clickinstall.
BasicUsability
Links should look like linksThe logo should be linked homeNavigation should be clear andobvious
Copy/Text:the UX of reading
Use plugins to paginate – good forUX, good for ad impressions     http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-paginate/    htt...
Use plugins to break up content intotabs and accordions    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/
Use plugins to break up content intotabs and accordions    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/
Lots of themes come with this stuffpre-packaged, or use one of thefollowing plugins:  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...
Images& galleries
Easy FancyBoxhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-fancybox/
Lightbox Plushttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/lightbox-plus/
Galleria galleriahttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/galleria-galleria/
Nextgen Galleryhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/
Slickr Flickrhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/slickr-flickr/
Web Videothe future of TV
TubePress   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tubepress/
Mapslocation, location,location
MapPress http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mappress-google-maps-for-wordpress/
WP Geo     http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-geo/
Wordpress Geo Mashup      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
Wordpress Geo Mashup      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
Wordpress Geo Mashup      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
Wordpress Geo Mashup      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
Wordpress Geo Mashup      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
WooThemes Postcard      http://www.woothemes.com/2010/01/postcard/
WooThemes Postcard      http://www.woothemes.com/2010/01/postcard/
WooThemes City Guide      http://www.woothemes.com/2010/03/cityguide/
The social ‘layer’
Digg Digghttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/digg-digg/
Facebook Commentshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-comments-plugin/
Simple Facebook Connecthttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/
Simple Twitter Connect   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-twitter-connect/
Latest Twitter Sidebar Widget   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/latest-twitter-sidebar-widget/
Delight(the emotional icingon top)
The best experiences are EMOTIONAL.These are the ones that you remember.That make you tell your friends.That make you come...
Check out http://travelogic.intios.com/
Check out http://travelogic.intios.com/
Check out http://blog.vtravelled.com/
Even Matador is Wordpress!
Remember:Always, alwaysthink about theexperience first
Finito!          joe@clickshape.com     @josephclawrence…Questions?
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
Wordpress customisation for travel blogs
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Wordpress customisation for travel blogs

  1. 1. Joseph C Lawrence
  2. 2. • What is User Experience (UX) design?• Why Wordpress?• First steps – Domain names and installation• Basic Usability• Copy/Text – the UX of reading• Images & galleries• Web Video – the future of TV• Maps – location, location, location• The social ‘layer’• Delight (the emotional icing on top)
  3. 3. What isUser Experience(UX) design?
  4. 4. WhyWordpress?
  5. 5. Turn this: [cuber_shortcode]Into this:
  6. 6. Go Mobile
  7. 7. First stepsDomain names andinstallation
  8. 8. Register your own domain. It costsabout R100 per year for the name,and can be as cheap as R19 permonth for hosting.
  9. 9. Wordpress has a famous 5 minuteinstall. Easier on Hetzner with 1 clickinstall.
  10. 10. BasicUsability
  11. 11. Links should look like linksThe logo should be linked homeNavigation should be clear andobvious
  12. 12. Copy/Text:the UX of reading
  13. 13. Use plugins to paginate – good forUX, good for ad impressions  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-paginate/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/
  14. 14. Use plugins to break up content intotabs and accordions http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/
  15. 15. Use plugins to break up content intotabs and accordions http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/
  16. 16. Lots of themes come with this stuffpre-packaged, or use one of thefollowing plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/thethe-tabs-and-accordions/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/j-shortcodes/
  17. 17. Images& galleries
  18. 18. Easy FancyBoxhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-fancybox/
  19. 19. Lightbox Plushttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/lightbox-plus/
  20. 20. Galleria galleriahttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/galleria-galleria/
  21. 21. Nextgen Galleryhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/
  22. 22. Slickr Flickrhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/slickr-flickr/
  23. 23. Web Videothe future of TV
  24. 24. TubePress http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tubepress/
  25. 25. Mapslocation, location,location
  26. 26. MapPress http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mappress-google-maps-for-wordpress/
  27. 27. WP Geo http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-geo/
  28. 28. Wordpress Geo Mashup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
  29. 29. Wordpress Geo Mashup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
  30. 30. Wordpress Geo Mashup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
  31. 31. Wordpress Geo Mashup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
  32. 32. Wordpress Geo Mashup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/geo-mashup/
  33. 33. WooThemes Postcard http://www.woothemes.com/2010/01/postcard/
  34. 34. WooThemes Postcard http://www.woothemes.com/2010/01/postcard/
  35. 35. WooThemes City Guide http://www.woothemes.com/2010/03/cityguide/
  36. 36. The social ‘layer’
  37. 37. Digg Digghttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/digg-digg/
  38. 38. Facebook Commentshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-comments-plugin/
  39. 39. Simple Facebook Connecthttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/
  40. 40. Simple Twitter Connect http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-twitter-connect/
  41. 41. Latest Twitter Sidebar Widget http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/latest-twitter-sidebar-widget/
  42. 42. Delight(the emotional icingon top)
  43. 43. The best experiences are EMOTIONAL.These are the ones that you remember.That make you tell your friends.That make you come back for more.
  44. 44. Check out http://travelogic.intios.com/
  45. 45. Check out http://travelogic.intios.com/
  46. 46. Check out http://blog.vtravelled.com/
  47. 47. Even Matador is Wordpress!
  48. 48. Remember:Always, alwaysthink about theexperience first
  49. 49. Finito! joe@clickshape.com @josephclawrence…Questions?

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