CSSConfAU 2018

Recently, I had the privilege of being part of CSSConfAU, JSConfAU, and DecompressAU 2018. It was honestly an incredibly amazing week, being surrounded by such a welcoming community of Front End Developers and inspired each day by brilliant speakers. While there are many things that I want to learn more about, I thought I’d include a few things I worked on at Decompress.

I felt inspired by Mandy Michael’s talk at CSSConfAU, and then heard her talk again at a Meetup in Melbourne later in the week. So of course, I had to attend her workshop and see first hand how she creates magic with typography and CSS. Who knew these Photoshop-like styles were possible using just CSS??? AH-mazing!

Fancy a fun, layer font?

How about a bit of ying and yang with your layout?

Feel like flying away on a font with a view?

You can find a few more layered font styles on my CodePen page… And you want to know the best part about these layered fonts? They’re accessible, clickable, searchable, etc. These font’s have flavor, fun, AND practicality all bundled up into one, light-weight package! Perfect 🙂

Emails. Still a valid part of marketing?

Everyone is so busy these days. Honestly, it’s nearly impossible to find time to catch up with friends or learn to play the guitar like you’ve been planning to do for the past couple years. So who has time to send or read emails? Is there any point to using EDMs as part of your marketing strategy anymore?

According to Hubspot, segmented and targeted emails generate 58% of all revenue and according to Wordstream, consumers spend 138% more when purchasing products through email than those who don’t get email offers. Want to know what is 40 times more effective than Facebook or Twitter at getting new customers? Email.

Still think that email marketing campaigns are outdated or a waste of time? Think again. EDMs are an important part of Digital Marketing Strategy. Just be mindful of what you’re sending, when you’re sending it, and who you’re targeting. Hot pink yoga pants for Nana? Maybe not.

One of the things I love about designing EDMs is being able to create a clean, modern look while writing to the consumer as if they’re right across the table from me. Take a look at an email campaign that I recently created as a part of learning to use Campaign Monitor.

EDM Campaign Design







Animating with Google Web Designer

Recently, I decided to experiment with using Google Web Designer to create an Ad… while it initially seemed quite straight forward and basic, it turned out to be quite complicated to get things just as I wanted. Anyway, I played around on Google Web Designed one weekend and this is what I made. I really wanted to figure out how to make it responsive, but that will be for another day! 😛