Developing a seamless digital conference experienceDesignThinkers, Association of Registered Graphic Designers UX/UI Consulting | Website Development
DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest design conference, organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD). Offering in-person and virtual experiences, DesignThinkers hosts annual conferences in Toronto and Vancouver, bringing together creatives and designers from all over the world.
Exploring design and creativity.
Each year features a theme focusing on industry trends and opportunities, with this year’s titled ‘Question Tomorrow’. Envisioned by Sid Lee, our design partner, all elements are largely open-source, free assets, and purposefully selected to support the direction of the conference. Working closely with Sid Lee and RGD, the development team at Forge brought the digital experience to life by implementing a refreshed theme into the website.
IMPLEMENTING INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES
We undertook a thorough analysis and modernization effort to update the legacy codebase to meet the latest WordPress and web accessibility standards, guaranteeing the website would continue functioning for years. This optimization effort increased the longevity of the website’s codebase, ensuring that it can continue to adapt to changing business needs and technical environments.
While implementing the refreshed design, the team at Forge improved the semantic code throughout the site by better defining different sections and making the front end more accessible.
We enhanced the WordPress administration interface to make it more user-friendly, streamlining the content editing experience and providing greater flexibility to site administrators. Adding more options for disabling sections of the website makes it easier for administrators to manage the website’s content without needing to modify the underlying code, providing the best possible experience for those visiting the site.
Take a look at designthinkers.com