Up on stage at the How To Blog Like a Pro Masterclass at The Guardian

As part of the “Blog Like a Pro” Masterclass at The Guardian this weekend, I was invited to speak about Blog Design and UX.

I approached this in a different manner than some people may have expected and used my knowledge about optimisation and speed to explain to the attendees that design is MORE than just how something looks.

Topics covered over the hour included images, optimisation, permalinks, RWD (Responsive Web Design), Mobile “first” and caching.

“Design is more than just how things are displayed visually. It’s a culmination of how things look, read, work and ultimately, delight the end user.”

It was a pleasure to be involved in the day, and I had some great feedback for the presentation – I really enjoyed it and it’s always good to do something different on a Saturday. You can find my slides below, some are tongue in cheek, but everyone knows that after hours of someone talking through slides it’s good to see a simple selection of images and top line points that cover the subject matter.

The day also included Amber Venz (President and Co-Founder of rewardStyle), Stuart Heritage (a freelance film and TV writer), Sonya Barber, (Editor of the Time Out London Blog), Ali Luke (Author of Publishing E-Books For Dummies , Editor of DailyBlogTips.com and Head of Content at Zen Optimise),  Joe Williams (SEO and content marketing trainer for Zen Optimise) and hosted by non other than Mr Peter Langdon (The Head of Marketing for Masterclasses).






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