Tag: design

  • Learning App Design

    A few days ago I switched teams at Automattic to work on the mobile apps team until the end of this year. So, for most of the summer I’ll be flexing some long-forgotten muscles and designing the WordPress and Jetpack mobile apps. Its been a (really, really) long time since I’ve done any iOS or […]

  • Thinking Through: Plugin Dependencies, A.K.A. Required Plugins

    Its been well over 10 years since this Trac ticket was created discussing plugin dependencies. There’s a few tickets around the same subject that are even older. More recently, there’s been renewed interest in adding support for plugin dependencies with a Make P2 post and a Github repository. This post takes a look at this […]

  • Thinking Through: Switching Block Styles

    The WordPress block editor has a feature called “Block Styles” that allow a block (or plugin, or theme) to provide CSS-like style options to alter the appearance of the block. For example, the Table block offers two styles: Default and Striped. This post looks at the interface for switching between styles and how it could […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Iconoir, a pretty nice collection of icons

    I’m not sure what “definitive” means in this context, but its at least a nice collection of free icons.