Every year our entire company gets together and one of the things we all have to do is give a four minute talk on any subject. In the past, this has always made me super nervous, and this was the first year that I wasn’t shaking in my boots. Progress!
The slides aren’t exactly synced up, but if you have ever wanted to learn more about cyclocross or have no idea what it is, your wait is over!
At Automattic, we have an online design magazine at design.blog. It’s something that our Head of Design, John Maeda created and it has become a joint effort across all the designers and design lovers I work with.
Every Thursday we publish a new issue, which involves 2-3 articles from design leaders and a brand new homepage created by an Automattic designer. This week, it was my turn! I used the Paper app on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil to illustrate the cover. It was really fun and actually made me want to get back to my ink and watercolors doodles.
You can reblog a WordPress.com post to your own site by using the reblog button.
The colors and typography of a reblogged post vary from theme to theme, but the overall layout remains fairly consistent. I updated the look and feel of reblogs to be cleaner and easier to read. You can check out a “before” shot if you’d like to compare 🙂
Media management is done within the editor and was designed with that contextual nature in mind. You can add, edit, reorder, align, caption, resize, and remove photos and galleries without ever leaving the editor.
A whole new way to create posts and pages. We had only recently launched an “interim editor” when we got to work redesigning a new one from the ground up. It was the last piece of the Calypso puzzle and it is my favorite thing I’ve ever had the pleasure of designing. (More screenshots and info coming)
I worked on designing and implementing a new editing interface on WordPress.com and my favorite feature is the fullscreen mode. I redesigned it to be as clean and zen-like as possible. I love using it and hope you do too.
The first thing I did when I got my job at Automattic was to design a WordPress theme I always wanted, but couldn’t find. Its a single column theme that is super flexible. I’ve been using it on this site for well over a year and I’ve changed the font, color scheme, and background photo.
When you set up a WordPress site, you can choose whether or not you would like your readers to have the option to share your posts. You can select which ones to display in a few different styles. I designed a colorful new set that was released today.