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Design Work

Living Between the Clouds and the Mud

Jay Koster sums up one of our team’s mantras, “Clouds and Mud.”

…our team affectionately refers to this challenge of high-level thinking and low-level acting as “clouds and mud”. It sounds cliché, but it summarises the mental exercises designers working in this space have to do.


My favorite line from Jay’s post is this little bit of alliteration:

It’s all too easy to get distracted by the worms and the weeds.

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Design WordPress

Making WordPress Glitchy

Kjell has consistently been a driving force within the WordPress world. His latest experiment is like a looking glass towards what is nearly possible with the WordPress block editor.

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Design WordPress WordPress.org

Jazz’n up WordPress.org

Beatriz Fialho has posted some designs she’s been working on to update the WordPress.org News blog, which has been mostly stagnant for years. Her new designs are full of freshly vibrant colors and feelings. Give it a look and let everyone know what you think.

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Design WordPress WordPress.org

404 Jazz

Here’s a couple of quick sketches for a 404 (page not found) error on WordPress.org in the style of old jazz album covers.

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Design Random

HD1 M2

I’ve had these Sennheiser headphones for about 3 years, and I just learned that the volume toggle is also a button. Its definitely a clever interface, but it’s not at all obvious. I also imagine its more costly and likely to fail than just having a separate button.

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Design Random

Please enter your phone number…

The phone number input field has an incremental increase/decrease control.

This is the web’s equivalent of those old rotary telephones.

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Design Random

The first 5,000 users on Dribbble.com

I’m user #572 on Dribbble, with my account created on Jan 19, 2010. Thats kind of cool. Scrolling through this list is like a who’s who of 2010 web design.

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Design WordPress Work

Publishing a Block Pattern on WordPress.org

Here’s a design I made that walks people through filling out the necessary information to submit their block pattern to the WordPress.org directory.

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Design Work

Automattic is Hiring

Design by Pablo, Animation by Ballio

In a few weeks, I’ll have worked at Automattic for 10 years. That is just about a third of my life, and the majority of my career as a designer. And here’s the thing, I could see myself doing this for another 10 years.

Looking for a job? automattic.com/work-with-us

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Design WordPress Work wp-admin

A Welcomed Detour

Took a little detour today and tried to help with some improvements to the media uploader in WordPress, specifically a new button that will let you quickly copy the URL for a file that you just uploaded.

This is related to the following WordPress Core issue: Add a copy-link button at the media upload page