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Design WordPress Work

Link Inserter, Iteration Four

One of the final design iterations for Gutenberg’s link instertion interface. Coming to a WordPress near you.

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Design WordPress Work

Block Patterns, Mode Switching, and Block Area Explorations, Iteration One

Lots of random ideas around Block Patterns, view modes, and Block Areas in Gutenberg, the WordPress block editor.

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Design WordPress Work

Block Highlighting and Selection Explorations, Iteration One

Some random explorations around highlighting and selecting elements within Gutenberg, the WordPress block editor.

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Design WordPress Work

Block Patterns, Draft Animatic, Iteration Two

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

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Design WordPress Work

Link Inserter, Iteration Two

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

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Design Portfolio WordPress

Link Inserter, Iteration One

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

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Design Work

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 why GIFs exist.

Soon, WordPress.com will have a new View Site menu that will show you a preview of your awesome website. One thing my team has been tweaking is the loading state. We’ve done our best to reduce the loading time, but sometimes you’ll have to wait. Them’s the breaks.

Take a gander at the following screenshot:

The static screenshot from Sketch does a pretty good job at conveying my intentions for the design, but it still requires some (written, or other) explanation.

Take a gander at the following GIF:

Adding some motion to the picture helps convey the idea without me having to explain anything. Now here’s a (not silent) video of how I made the GIF above:


I originally wrote and published this post over on Automattic.design on August 31, 2017.

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Random

BIlly Joel and Jimmy Fallon

Simply amazing.

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WordPress

Deleting a few plugins…

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Design

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…”

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The theme shows a single photo at a time, filling up the entire browser window. You can check out the initial version of the theme over at my (new) photo blog: http://photos.shaunandrews.com/

I plan to add a grid view for archives, as well as add support for comments. Once the code is a little more stable, I’ll see if I can submit it to the WordPress.org theme repository.