wordpress for warblerwatch

Warbler Watch screen grabI’ve been building this website, inspired by the recent WordPress WordCamp, with the goal of providing Warbler Watch with the ability to edit their own content.

Just checked in a few weeks later, and lo and behold, they’ve been making changes to the original design! That’s the idea behind using WordPress as the somewhat-easy-to-use CMS, tho’ we designers often like to control our designs more…. ahhhhh, the pros and cons of CMS and letting go of control.

wordcamp reboot!

I'm attending WordCamp San Francisco 2011!WordCamp was fabulous! Met great people, learned lots, made good connections – folks who seem as happy to connect with a graphic designer as I am to meet codie-types. Looking forward to developing lots more WordPress sites! Ready to turn the ‘page’ to more exciting functionality, and broader theme-adaptation and development. Great to be able to officially put on that UI cap once again.

So many highlights from WordCamp…  For example, learning that Carlton University uses WordPress, now that’s big! And hearing about the trials and tribulations involved with getting it to happen is encouraging…. it ain’t always easy to convince folks to make these changes! Hearing about that process of development is useful. Frankie Gershwin singing her great-uncle’s Summertime – that was amazing! Watching the bubbly, charming, and super-impressive Matt Mullenweg speak about where WordPress has been and where it’s going, with those very groovy slides; that was awesome! Speaking of awesome slide presentations, Zach Berke’s presentation was totally inspiring, and quite cool – he used Prezi…. must check it out! A great alternative to PowerPoint. Will add more highlights as I go through my notes! So much inspiration! So much enthusiasm! The WordPress community is the best!