Category: Design

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Please enter your phone number…

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Automattic is Hiring

    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

  • 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

  • A quick guide for building a WordPress block pattern

    As we progress on building a directory for WordPress block patterns, I thought it would be helpful to put together a guide for building patterns. Here’s a first sketch at this guide, which I think can probably live at wordpress.org/patterns/guide: What do you think — does this help, and does it cover the basics? What […]

  • Sidebars, Popovers, and Modals

    Recently, I’ve noticed the need to move from sidebars, to popovers, to modals. For example, in the WordPress block editor you can add blocks from a small and quick popover called the Quick Library, or from the larger Sidebar Libary. And, there’s been a few designs floating around that use a modal to browse patterns. […]

  • Canvas Width

    I’m working on designs for the brand new Patterns section for WordPress.org. This new section of the site will allow anyone to create and submit patterns — a collection of WordPress blocks — that can be shared and used by any WordPress site. One aspect of build a great pattern is understanding how your design adapts […]