Evolution of a theme

On WordPress.com we have a showcase full of beautiful, diverse themes, but it has an ugly side as well, hidden from the public view. Behind the scenes we have Trac (our bug tracking system of […]

Creative Campaign for Detroit Small Businesses

WordPress.com has recently launched our very first TV commercials – telling the stories of small businesses in Detroit. The spots document our journey during the Detroit Hackathon we’ve held with Rebrand Cities to partner with […]

Swag pour WordCamp Europe: Réussite d’un travail d’équipe à distance!

WordCamp Europe: Le kisoque de vente de swag Du 15 au 17 juin avait lieu l’édition 2017 du WordCamp Europe (WCEU) en France. Comme dans la plupart des WordCamps, le kiosque de vente de swag en est un […]

Tools for Remote User Research

Working at Automattic, a company at the time of writing this post has 565 employees working from 56 different countries, it’s imperative to learn how to work remotely. Luckily, in this day and age we […]

Consistency isn't just good for users; it's good for us, too

As a Theme Wrangler, I’m a member of the team here at Automattic that builds, maintains and reviews the themes on WordPress.com. Right now we have over 380 themes available for folks to pick from.

How to Know When to Walk Away from a Project

This week, I published a post about how the Theme Team at Automattic decided to retire one of our recent experiments:

Streamlining the extension management flow

Say goodbye to having to install a plugin to manage your plugins! Over the past few months, we have been working on figuring out how we could simplify our customer’s experience when managing the extensions […]

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 goal of creating a new […]