All posts by Mark Uraine

I design.

The Business Listing

When I was younger and needed a plumber, I’d open up a thick phone book and sort through listings alphabetically. There were names like “Al’s Plumbing,” or “AA Plumbing,” and even an “AAA Plumbing.” All […]

Long Live the King!

Content is king. Except that’s it’s often times regarded as the king of a small island located in the middle of a marshland far away from civilization. It’s a king that no one seems to […]

Testing Gutenberg: An Empathy Challenge

Like so many of my colleagues, I thought I’d test Gutenberg by answering the call to an empathy challenge. We were asked to recreate an existing post with the new Gutenberg plugin (soon to be […]

Building relationships can help build page views

In an effort to empathize with our customers, we at Automattic attempt to tackle real world problems that our customers face in their journey toward success. The problem I’m looking at today is how to […]

This post is the result of connecting a mobile app, Pioupiou, to this site. It involved basic knowledge of OAuth and Android. #innovation

Scrappiness is Happiness

Recently a design colleague suggested to “Fall in love with the problem, not the solution” and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Falling in love with the solution is easy because we had everything […]

WordPress as a Classic Diesel Engine

In 2015 I set out to buy a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 with a Cummins diesel engine. I could probably get a used 2014 or 2013 model for a great deal, so why would I […]

Relationships vs. Categories

I read a lot about Western vs. Eastern thought. For clarity of the terms Western and Eastern, they can be identified geographically. A Westerner’s paradigm stems from the ancient Greeks and includes much of Europe, […]

The Process of Processing with WordPress

I get excited about the little things people build on top of WordPress. All those things like websites, blogs, and ecommerce stores are really cool, but those pieces of software that extend WordPress into realms […]