Tag: design

African Design

Africa! A continent of mystery, magic, and a mix of cultures and people so diverse that very few outside of it manage to understand, let alone describe it. I was born and live at the southern […]

How to Serve the Millions

Consistency makes us feel secure, safe, and confident in our choices. Consistency is one of the main principles in life, in business, and of course – in design. What is a consistent design? In short, […]

Four Design Principles at Automattic Design

We’ve spent the last half year at Automattic Design finding our design principles. That might sound easy to do when so much has been written out there about design. But we’re the world’s largest all-remote […]

Finding your target audience. A simple guide to driving more traffic to your blog.

Originally written for DesignTactician.blog First, define your purpose It may seem like a silly question to ask oneself—but its often a question that’s overlooked when folks get a website or blog online (or before). But […]

You can’t create successful products if you don’t leave your desk

For the past 15 years I’ve been anchored at a desk creating everything from marketing material to user experiences for various applications and software. Now more than ever, people can work from their desk and […]

Preparations for Bulk Editing

One of our overarching goals for the end of the year here at Automattic is to “close the gaps” between our modern Calypso interface and the classic /wp-admin/ interface. Its been nearly 2 years since […]

Embracing web-safe fonts

Before webfonts were widely available, designers relied on a relatively small number of web-safe fonts, i.e. fonts that come pre-installed with various operating systems, and thus most likely to be present on user’s devices. As […]

What's Coming in WordPress 4.9

As y’all might remember, I’m currently co-leading the release of WordPress 4.9. Since we’re winding down toward release, I wanted to take the opportunity to walk through some of the key features of the release. […]

Finding inspiration in the mundane

A few years ago I hit a creative block. Now, I know this is nothing new. Whether it’s a short block specific to a project or a longer period of burnout, everyone has those times […]