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My presentation for Wordcamp Greece 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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  • 1. Not just anotherWordpress blogWordCamp 2011, Thessaloniki

2. Not just anotherWordpress blogWordCamp 2011, Thessaloniki 3. Some stu about me(Im interesting. I think.) 4. My name is Zaharenia @sugarenia 5. My name is Zaharenia @sugarenia 6. My name is Zaharenia @sugarenia 7. ...and this is Gadget, my cat(he doesnt like walking on a leash) 8. I think I want to bea freelancer... Me, circa 2009 9. The problem 10. 11. online (...) design ; 12. (...) social media (...) design . 13. Arras ( 14. Whom is this presentation for?Everyone. 15. So whats your problem anyway?This. 16. Bueno by WooThemes 17. Aurora Borealis by Themeforest 18. Topzglow by simplyWP 19. MyWordpress by Themeforest 20. Fresh News by WooThemes 21. Header 22. Fat FooterHeader 23. Fat FooterHeader Most popular 24. Fat FooterHeader Most popularCarousel 25. Fat FooterHeader Most popularCarousel Featured 26. Fat FooterHeaderMost popularCarousel FeaturedTag clouds 27. Wait, tag clouds?Pft... 28. Whut? 29. The dreaded Wordpress lookHey, Ive seen it before... 30. Why do we do this?Tight deadlines. 31. Why do we do this?Tight budgets. 32. Why do we do this?Laziness. 33. Lets change this. 34. Art DirectionThe elephant in the room 35. 36. Art direction brings clarity anddenition to our work; it helps ourwork convey a specic messageto a particular group of people. 37. This is not your aunts travel blog... 38. ...and this is not a pharmacy website. 39. Design ResearchYou. Need. It. 40. MoodboardsCapture the mood of the website 41. 42. The purpose of a mood board isto set the tone & style of a designeort, without the distraction ofow and architecture. 43. Use whatever suits youOneNote, Curio, Photoshop, LittleSnapper... 44. Best-sellers? Stay away.So generic it hurts 45. (Plus they all look alike) 46. Striking by ThemeForest 47. inFocus by ThemeForest 48. Display by ThemeForest 49. Go stylish minimalBut only if you have to 50. Dandelion by Themeforest 51. Briefed by WooThemes 52. Modest by ElegantThemes 53. Penelope by cssigniter 54. Practical by WPBundle 55. Dont copy.Not too much anyway 56. Almost 89,2% of tutorialsites looks like PsdTutsor Smashing Magazine. Me 57. Frankly, it gets boring. 58. No more magazines.Especially when you dont have content 59. It will show. 60. (design from 45Royale) 61. Delicious Magazine by WooThemes 62. Diverse by WPBundle 63. Vetee by Themeforest 64. Hipstr TumblrIt is popular for a reason 65. Slanted by WooThemes 66. Nimble by WPBundle 67. Auld by WooThemes 68. Shelf by The Theme Foundry 69. Recap time!(This is what you should write down) 70. Dont Wordpress look Marketplace best-sellers Magazine themes without content 71. Do Design research Minimalism & personality Lean n mean original themes 72. No more of this.Dont make me spank you. 73. Thank you! Youre cool.Zaharenia AtzitzikakiUI designer

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