Category: Design

  • Block Patterns, Draft Animatic, Iteration Two

    An exploration of adding more complex groups of blocks, called Block Patterns, to the WordPress block editor, Gutenberg.

  • Link Inserter, Iteration Two

    An early design for the Link Inserter UI in the WordPress Block Editor.

  • Link Inserter, Iteration One

    A very early design of the Link Inserter interface in WordPress. Experimental at the time this post was published.

  • Communicate with Silent Movies

    It can be hard to describe a visual idea with words. Thats why photos exist. But sometimes even a picture doesn’t get the job done. Thats why GIFs exist. It can be hard to describe a visual idea with words. Thats why photos exist. But sometimes even a picture doesn’t get the job done. Thats […]

  • Go Marching, a Minimal Photo Theme for WordPress

    I really enjoy taking photos. Not like, professional photos, but off the cuff pictures, usually with my iPhone. I’ve always wanted a theme that did nothing but show my pictures, and maybe a title and description. So I made one. I’m calling it Go Marching, as in “The ants go marching, one by one…” [wpvideo […]

  • My first Android device: The Nexus 7

    Hell has frozen over: I’ve got an Android device. The primary motivation for getting it is to test out Automattic’s applications, websites, and services. So far, my early impressions are really positive. But there have been plenty of hiccups along the way. For example, it took me a good two minutes to figure out how […]

  • Menus *heart* Pages

    Spent some time today thinking about how we could merge Menu’s in to the Pages screen in WordPress to reinforce the connection between the two.

  • A Tabbed UI for WordPress Widgets

    I’ve been working on some design concepts for a redesign of widgets in WordPress, hopefully for release in 3.8 towards the end of this year. The latest concept I’ve been thinking about is a vertically tabbed UI for listing sidebars and widgets.  

  • Exploring Layouts for the WordPress Media Library

    WordPress 3.5 brought us the great media modal, which makes it super easy to upload and add images while writing a post. The modal features a grid-based layout, with large images that make browsing your library a breeze. Meanwhile, the main media page hasn’t changed much. It still lists your media library using a standard […]

  • Rethinking Content Editing in WordPress, from Mel Choyce

    Some really interesting concepts from Mel Choyce. Mel’s designs are exactly what I had in mind when Matt brought up the idea of “post-formats as blocks” in his State of the Word talk. There’s some great discussion happening over on the Make UI blog, too.