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 […]
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.
Sami Keijonen shared his experience as a first-time contributor to WordPress default themes on Post Status. It’s an excellent read, especially if you’re interested in getting involved in WordPress Core or default themes. Twenty Seventeen wouldn’t be the same without Sami’s work. His experience provides a good example of how to watch an open source […]
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 […]
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 […]
Morten Rand-Hendriksen gave an excellent talk at WordCamp Europe 2016 about the role of empathy in the web field. It’s called Empathy and Acceptance in Design and Community, and you should give it a listen. I didn’t catch it in person, but it’s one of the best talks I’ve heard in awhile. I believe practicing empathy […]
My colleague, Michael Arestad, wrote an excellent post awhile back called, The shape of WordPress shapes the web. In it, he poses the questions: Should the design of content creation in WordPress expand past blogging? If so, what would the creation of content look like? Would the shape of the editor be determined by the theme? […]