I make and think about WordPress themes all day with the WordPress.com Theme Team. They control the appearance of a WordPress website, and it’s a heck of a fun job. Most of the time. What I often hear from customers who use our products: “I just want to get it to look how I see […]
A few weeks ago, Automattic held its annual Grand Meetup. That’s where the company I work for gathers together in one place for a week to strategize, work and bond. Every year, we throw a party at the end of the week, complete with a photo booth. Piling into the photo booth (or in this […]
Recently, my family and I visited Anna Ruby Falls in Georgia because my daughter, Skye, wanted to see a waterfall. We saw not one, but two, and it was lovely!
This will sound a bit meta, but my newsletter, Accessibility Weekly, was featured recently in another newsletter I always enjoy: WebAIM’s monthly one. It resulted in an uptick in subscribers, and a few donations. I’m excited to see it continue to grow!
Comedian Aziz Ansari on quitting the Internet, deleting a number of apps like email, Twitter and Instagram from his devices: … Whenever you check for a new post on Instagram or whenever you go on The New York Times to see if there’s a new thing, it’s not even about the content. It’s just about […]
I wrote a post over on ThemeShaper all about what’s next for themes. This paragraph sums it up well: Customers want their sites to look just right. They don’t want to learn a theme. So when the new age of themes begins, promise me you’ll focus on what they want. You won’t get distracted by the […]
Does this mean I have to give my cat, Tigger, this case of beer?
I used to be a runner. That was in high school – a long time ago. I tried many times to start running again, but it never stuck. I realized in college that what I missed most about running was the team I ran with. I couldn’t replicate that though, despite running in groups and […]
Tim Kadlec gave a powerful, recent talk called Focusing on What Matters that you should watch. It touches on the three areas of the Web that we web workers often overlook or neglect: accessibility, performance and security. Yet, those end up being the factors that have the most impact on the people using our products […]