Tag: oct-selection

Twenty minutes with your customers

WooCommerce is the most popular way to run a store on WordPress. Because of the nature of WordPress, we don’t have a way to see how people are using WooCommerce like we could if we […]

Getting your hands dirty

I’ve always been driven by the desire to make things. As a child, I spent a lot of my time writing and illustrating terrible books (mostly about princesses named Sarah who rode around on pet […]

Designing Your Remote “Office”

Photo credit: Matteo Vistocco “So, where do your designers sit?” I was at a lunch table during a design leadership conference late last year, chatting with other leaders in the industry. This question left me…confused. I […]

Running an effective remote design team

Around this time last year, I got an interesting call on Slack. Automattic had recently organized its mobile teams into a new division called Hogwarts, and our new division lead Cate Huston had embraced her […]

The Perception of Presence in Remote Teams

I often get many kinds of questions regarding remote work, often from an organizational and structural perspective. Recently however I’ve been asked a different one: “I’m a freelance about to start working remotely for a […]

The New Block Blueprint

WordPress is set to receive a new block-based editor in the future, and I’ve spent the better part of this year working on the design. The driving force is that instead of looking at the […]

How to fake calligraphy

The art of brush script calligraphy is hard! In this article, I’ll describe how to mimic it when you don’t have access to the right tools (e.g. a brush pen). You may also not master […]

Questions on Marketing Creative Strategy

In recent months, the WordPress.com marketing team has been making great progress in creating new creative work to showcase our products and connect them with our current and prospective customers. One of our focus areas […]

Thoughts on working fully distributed for the first time

When I first tell people that I’ve joined a fully distributed company and now work from home I get one of two reactions: curiosity and delight or the more common look of horror and confusion. […]