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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.

Building a Process for Design Research

Good design happens when you understand your users and how they think. Research provides a vehicle for this familiarity, helping us as designers build empathy so that we can identify and solve our users’ problems. Read on to learn how to build good research processes into your design work.

Designing a theme in the WordPress Editor

Thanks to WordPress 5.9 and the evolution of Full Site Editing, it’s possible to design a fully-featured theme using just the Site Editor.

Designing the State of the Word

Read about the design process and inspiration for our State of the Word 2021 presentation.

High Quality, Free, Open Source Design Assets – 2022 Edition

When I first started learning web design, every type of creative software I used was proprietary. These tools often came at a cost, and there was no way to customize…

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.