I published another post about accessibility over on the Automattic Design blog. This one focuses on why almost everyone can call themselves a designer, and how to have better conversations around design and accessibility.
My favorite piece of advice from the piece: design with them (whomever needed). Too often, accessibility gets hard because it’s viewed as an immovable obstacle, but it’s just another design constraint. Embrace it.
I wrote a summary of a talk I’m giving next week on Automattic Design’s blog about how inclusive design represents such an opportunity for every company and individual. Give it a read, and think about how your decisions can start impacting better design for everyone. It’s easier than you think.
I recently wrote a post over on Automattic’s design blog about how I believe the role of the themer will evolve, thanks to Gutenberg and more. Give it a read!
I wrote a post on ThemeShaper about Gutenberg and what it means for WordPress themes. Give it a read! Hint: It changes everything.
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 many different ways to extend this new editor or become mired in all the ways to prevent the abuse of customizing it.
It’s the most common question we get over at Automattic’s Theme Team: What We Look for in Themes? I put together a post on ThemeShaper to answer it and share what we look for in any theme on WordPress.com.
Okay, that’s a slightly silly title, but it makes sense once you know what I’m talking about. I wrote a tutorial over on ThemeShaper on how to display the featured image from the latest post in a collection of featured content. Featured, featured! Give it a read!
I wrote a post over on ThemeShaper, curating some of the Automattic Theme Team’s recent and best talks all about themes and user experience. Check it out if you want to learn more about an often-overlooked skill in the theming world.
I wrote a post over on ThemeShaper that explains the ins and outs of keyboard accessibility. Give it a read!