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Writing for a better web

We also write! And we share stories about design, the team, our products, and how we do it. We’re open source in all ways, from the technologies we create to the ways we create them.

Redesigning WooCommerce’s social media presence

In May 2021, the WooCommerce design team started a project to redesign our visual language for all social media channels. Our aim was to improve our presence and communicate the brand as more fun and attractive to our followers.

Automattic Women: Elizabeth Pizzuti

Welcome to Automattic Women—conversations with some of the remarkable women working all over the world to design and develop Automattic software and make the web a better place. Today’s interviewee…

Automattic Women: Michelle Langston

Welcome to Automattic Women—conversations with some of the remarkable women working all over the world to design and develop Automattic software and make the web a better place. Today’s interviewee is designer Michelle Langston.

Diversity in Ideation

Designing your one-hour-long virtual meeting.

Theme & Pattern Design Snapshots

A collection of recent work by Automattic’s Theme Design Squad.

WordPress.com Onboarding: Better Iteration Through Persistence, Collaboration, and Data Analysis

How a year of experiments led to subtle changes with major impacts.

Redesigning The Atavist Magazine

The Atavist Magazine, one of Automattic’s flagship longform publications, recently relaunched on WordPress.com. In this conversation, editor in chief Seyward Darby and art director Ed Johnson talk about the history, (re)design, and future of the magazine.

Jetpack turns 10

Go behind the scenes with the Jetpack Design team and see the process of how we crafted the 10th anniversary campaign.

Designing for Culture and Community

The Designer Experience team at Automattic is uniquely tasked with designing programs and experiences for designers. Learn about our culture and community-building programs.

Accessibility in the Block Editor

As a new addition to the design team at Automattic and a first-time contributor to the WordPress project, I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about accessibility features in Gutenberg, the WordPress block editor. I wanted to create this blog post to introduce myself (and you) to the many useful accessibility features available and provide some context about how recent improvements are helping take accessibility and usability to the next level. As with all aspects of WordPress — the work is never finished!