I will speaking, along with my coworkers Brian Dukes and Oliver Hine, at this year's Day of DotNetNuke in Charlotte, NC. Day of DNN is a full day of sessions packed with tips and techniques from DotNetNuke core team members, community members, and industry experts. This year's theme is "DotNetNuke Goes Social," and many of the session tracks will focus on the features of the latest release of the DotNetNuke application, version 6.2.
I'm pretty excited to attend my second Day of DotNetNuke as both a participant and a speaker. I look forward to presenting on my topics, learning from others, connecting with friends old and new, and of course meeting with other like-minded individuals to geek out about DNN and the web! Here is a quick overview of my sessions I will be presenting. For more info on DayofDNN, be sure to check out the site, register (did I mention it was free?), and stop by to say hi!
"Why Should Content Come First? (content strategy and a "mobile first" approach to design)"
People visit your site for the content, they want to hear your message. We design to best show off your ideas. Content is the heart of that design. Colors, shapes, emotion; all these things are there to serve your message or your content. As a designer, you need to have a clear understanding of where you are heading before you depart; i.e. know your content before you design, so you can design to your content. We'll cover what it means to have a content strategy, why you need content before you design, and how to build better design working with the heart of your brand and message. This strategy is critical to your implementations, whether it's a new site, a mobile re-design, or an implementation that covers multiple devices and media types.
"Design Strategies for Phones, Tablets, and Desktops"
People are looking at your site on all kinds of devices. Not just iPhones and iPads. How can you design to provide the optimal experiences for these devices, while maintaining your desktop strategy, and anticipate new devices and trends of the future? This presentation will review strategies and theory behind designing for multiple platforms. We will go over positives and negatives of "separate site" vs "responsive design," target audience considerations and strategy as well as common user breakpoints.