The Essential Truths of Web Design

Websites designed by Rosti and Jeani Eismont

Rosti & Jeani Eismont will speak at the next Brattleboro WordPress Meetup on October 26th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Marlboro College Graduate School. The topic is The Essential Truths of Web Design.

How do we, as designers, approach web design?
We accept and utilize “themes” “formats”, etc. WHY? It’s easier?
How can we reconsider our positions as designers to hold true to the essential truths of design.

1. Attention to detail.
2. Consider the client.
3. Educate the client (or try to).
4. Approach the project with the clients mind.
5. Approach the project by using the designer’s mind.
6. Convert the client.

In this talk/discussion, Rosti will focus on issues, limitations and ideas specific to web design. Jeani will present on web typography.

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Images in WordPress

The Brattleboro WordPress Meetup will be held at Marlboro College Grad Center, Room 2B, Brattleboro, VT, on Thursday, September 28th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. The topic is “Images In WordPress”. Members will share on image optimization, SEO, alt tags, file types and more! Feel free to bring your own questions, comments, and helpful information for learning from each other. All skill levels welcome.

If you’d like to share, choose your own topic or pick from the following:

*How to upload images to WordPress
*How to optimize images if you don’t own Photoshop
*How to use featured images in WordPress and why
*What’s the difference between jpeg, gif and png
*How to manage images in WordPress efficiently
*How does image sizing work (why can’t we upload big images?)
*Can we protect our images?
*How do we make images load faster?
*What does Regenerate Thumbnails do?
*How to crop images in WordPress?
*Does the image file name affect SEO?
*What are ALT tags?
*How to make a gallery?
*Why compress images?
*What is Photon in Jetpack?

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How To Learn CSS


SS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language (i.e. HTML).

Members will share strategies, tools, online learning programs, tips, and more. Marjorie Ray will provide a short introduction to CSS, then we’ll discuss selectors, siblings, attributes, flexbox, SASS, and more. We’ll also look at how to use the Customizer to make simple changes to your WordPress site using CSS.

All levels welcome.


Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT
Thursday, May 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

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