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Web designer attends WordCamp Orange County
WordCamp sessions generally span a variety of formats, including lectures/presentations, live demos, Q&A, workshops, ignite-style lightning presentations, panels, interviews, and any other format you can imagine.
WordCamp was originally organized in San Francisco in 2006 and has grown enormously. Each of the WordCamp events is a locally organized conference that revolves around everything WordPress. Notable websites that utilize the WordPress CMS includeForbes.com (http://www.forbes.com/)
WordPress is a free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web and Painter has been creating and managing WordPress-driven websites for over 7 years. In order to make the most of her WordCamp experience, she only attended the sessions that appealed most to her current development interests and skill set. After two rigorous days of presentations and training sessions, she came away with some great insights that will help her better serve the needs of her clients. Without getting too technical, here are 3 key concepts we think are worth sharing:
1. WordPress and SEO go hand in hand. Unlike other popular content management systems, WordPress is set up to support SEO best practices right out of the box. It automatically generates SEO friendly URLs and makes it easy to implement keywords, title tags, meta descriptions into a client’s website.
2. With WordPress, clients can easily control their own content. The user-friendly interface is easy to learn, so even the least tech-savvy clients can feel comfortable editing text, uploading images and adding new content to their website.
3. WordPress Responsive websites are mobile-friendly. As smartphone and tablet usage continues to grow, it’s essential that websites are optimized for mobile devices.
Painter returned home excited to bring all of the great information she learned at WordCamp and to put it into practice for current and future clients! For more information about how Painter and her team at TotalWebDesigner.com can help improve your internet presence, visit her firm’s website at www.TotalWebDesigner.com today.