Designing for Content Management Systems

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Saturday 10th March, 2012

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

The job of a web designer these days includes designing for content that changes, is highly dynamic, and often does not yet exist. Gone are the halcyon days of static, 5 page websites that are just as rigid as a printed brochure (let's be honest, we don't miss that). This reality has created a great deal of debate within our industry and a fair amount of difficulty in our design processes.

In this session we'll cover some basic design concepts and principles that can be applied when designing for CMS-driven websites. We'll also outline some tips and tricks for your design process, and explore some of the biggest hurdles and potential pitfalls in designing for yet created and ever-changing content.

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Jared Ponchot

Creative Dir, Lullabot

Jared is a husband, father and a designer. He's also the Creative Director at Lullabot and enjoys many many things.

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sat 10th March 2012


Ballroom BC, Austin Convention Center

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