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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.

Creating Order in the Chaos: Designing My Remote Workday

How I created a system that consistently helps me organize my thoughts and my time in a way that works for me.

One Year at Automattic

I remember when I received an email with this title, “New Design role?” It was Automattic reaching out to me saying they liked my profile and were expanding the design team.

Demoing WordPress

Recently a few of us set out to record demo videos for some of the new features set to arrive in the upcoming version of WordPress, version 5.9. In case it’s helpful to your team, here’s what we learned for this latest round of videos.

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.