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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.

始まりはただのバナーデザイン

私はAutomatticにてプロダクトデザイナーとして、日常WordPress.comの機能やUI、UX等のデザインをしているが以前に少し違う物をデザインする機会があり、それを経験した上で感じたことを話したいと思います。続きを読む

Blueprint of a Block

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve dreamt of blocks. Jan 1st I started work on designing the WordPress core editor focus for 2017. That is, with the ultimate…

Designing products for efficiency

Understanding users is of paramount importance, that is clear to any product designer. But sometimes creating an accurate persona to test against can be tricky. Sometimes it might even be…

Why?

Designers are pretty dang good at asking that one tiny infuriating question. In my experience, the question is often taken as a challenge to an idea or even insulting, but…

Designing contributions

I get to work on the team at Automattic that contributes back full time to the wider WordPress.org community. In the WordPress community we get to not just design in…

Building a Site That’s Right for You

Hello everyone!  I’m Mel Choyce, a product designer on the Apollo team here at Automattic. Apollo is comprised of the Automatticians who contribute full-time to the open source side of…

The “Smashing Things Together” Approach to Editorial Illustration

In my role on the Editorial team, I end up touching a lot of different parts of Automattic. I work on learning resources, company blogs, highlighting great users, longform publishing, and…

Publishing on WordPress.com

I’ve been on many teams here at a8c over the past 6-or-so years. Switching teams regularly has given me a chance to understand many of the pieces and people that…