Design.blog

A fellow designer and coworker of mine at Automattic, John Maeda, has been curating articles on the fairly new design.blog since August last year. After WordCamp US, he invited Mel Choyce and me to write an article for it each. He also asked me to design the cover. Designing the cover felt similar to coding for CSS Zen Garden,… Continue reading Design.blog

Fight with colors on my blog, please

UPDATE: I did have to turn off the widget as someone was attacking it. Nothing happened to my site, but SiteGround has a limitations on scripts run before they shut down the site without talking to their user. George Stephanis and I created a nifty little WordPress plugin over the last couple days for funsies… Continue reading Fight with colors on my blog, please

The shape of WordPress shapes the web

I’ve been thinking a little about the design of PowerPoint, WordPress, and WordPress.com lately. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about Edward Tufte’s criticism of how the design of the PowerPoint software is to blame for the Challenger disaster. I saw Edward Tufte speak about information design a few years ago and one of the points… Continue reading The shape of WordPress shapes the web

Designing with OSS: Getting started

As few months ago, I decided to make an effort to see how much of my job I can do using only OSS (Open Source Software). I wanted to share my experience so far and welcome any tips/help you can share with me. This first post is about how I got started with a new… Continue reading Designing with OSS: Getting started