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!
A few days ago, I published a post on ThemeShaper about the future of Underscores. I loved seeing coverage on WP Tavern about it, and even better, I went on the WordPress Weekly podcast to talk about it, and the future of theming. Related: Underscores was my first open source code contribution, so I’m as […]
After the new year, I started Accessibility Weekly back up. It feels good to be writing and curating again. Since starting back up on January 10, I’ve only missed one issue due to travel. Keeping a newsletter going on a regular basis turned out harder than I thought. It takes time to convert the excitement […]
My favorite default WordPress theme finally hit WordPress.com this week. It’s the last major step for the theme, and I’m looking forward to seeing what more users do with it.
We shipped! Twenty Seventeen, along with WordPress 4.7, hit the Web yesterday. We shipped not just any default theme, but one that gives users a home page like no other default theme. We made something amazing that literally millions of people will use and learn from. At times, I’d go to bed worried about how to tackle a […]
Sami Keijonen authored a great guest post about what I do at Automattic working on WordPress.com and its themes, plus some of my involvement in WordPress Core. Check out Behind the Scenes of WordPress.com Themes with David Kennedy.
Last night, I made my first commit to WordPress! It’s exciting! Twenty Seventeen, the next default theme for WordPress, is now in trunk – the latest development version of WordPress. It’s been a busy week after a flurry of work from an amazing 59 contributors so far on the theme. 59! As one of the leads […]
After years of contributing to WordPress and its default themes, I get to help lead one – Twenty Seventeen! To say I’m excited and honored would be the understatement of both 2016 and 2017. 🙂 I’m looking forward to bringing a new theme to WordPress, and with the help of the WordPress community, making it the […]
At Automattic this year, we’ve focused heavily on improving people’s experience using themes on WordPress.com. It’s one reason we introduced the TUX List, a set of theme user experience requirements. Putting these best practices into your themes on WordPress.org and elsewhere means anyone using them will have an easier time getting to what they really want to […]
I just released version 1.2 of Accessible Zen. It’s the first update in a year, and features some bug fixes and improvements. The biggest improvement includes the use of WordPress.org language packs. Grab the theme in the official theme directory. For full details, see the changelog below: May 5, 2016 Release: Version 1.2 Remove support for […]