How often do designers struggle when presented with a new user interface? It may take us a few moments to read it, but because our cognitive muscle is so developed for these tasks it takes far less time than an individual that doesn't work in this industry. It's even harder when an interface was designed … Continue reading Exclusion by generalization
The WooCommerce design team is five people strong. At any given time, we have at least that many projects in development. As you may guess, this means that all designers aren't working together on a single area of WooCommerce. Instead, we each lead a product or project and meet frequently as a team to discuss, … Continue reading All together now
For as long as I've been a part of a WordPress-centric company, I've had to maintain a large catalogue of products. Keeping track of bugs to fix and enhancements to build has been a challenge, as originally at WooThemes we kept track of this on SVN in combination with our own custom forum. Since joining … Continue reading Improving Maintenance Workflow
It's inevitable that sometime in the lifespan of a software project, features that do not necessarily fit the overall goal will find their way into the code base. In a world of online communities and open source projects, it's really easy to get feedback from your user base and immediately think -- "That's such a … Continue reading That nice and quick little feature
The theme team at Automattic handles much more than just building themes, and we work collaboratively on many projects. However, when creating themes for WordPress.com -- designing and developing new themes, or converting an existing GPL theme — we tend to work alone. Occasionally one person will design a theme and another will build it, … Continue reading Many Hands
It can be hard to describe a visual idea with words. Thats why photos exist. But sometimes even a picture doesn’t get the job done. Thats why GIFs exist.