The goal of WordPress, from the very start, has been to democratize publishing: to give anyone the freedom to have their voice on the web. But what is a voice without an audience? If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound? The design team at Automattic often run empathy challenges. They … Continue reading What comes first? The audience, or the views?
WordPress is set to receive a new block-based editor in the future, and I've spent the better part of this year working on the design. The driving force is that instead of looking at the document as the unit to edit, we are now looking at piecing together this document from a sequence of blocks, … Continue reading The New Block Blueprint
On or around the 21st of August, my family and I will welcome a baby boy, officially making me the luckiest man in the world. That also means I'll be taking off from work for a bit, as I tend to my new highest priority. Until that time, and for the past several weeks, I've … Continue reading Passing the Baton
For the past 6 months or so, I've dreamt of blocks. Jan 1st I started work on designing the WordPress core editor focus for 2017. That is, with the ultimate goal of creating a new editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts. This was the kickoff goal: The editor … Continue reading Blueprint of a Block