18F and the United States Digital Service (they are different, here's a description) are doing amazing things to advance government web properties. I think it's a pretty non-political statement to say their work could be a lasting legacy item for President Obama. 18F have now released new web design standards that are really outstanding. I had a lot of fun perusing them to see the kind of stuff they've created federal opinions on. This is a great move, and I have really loved tracking all the amazing stuff these organizations are doing. It's also awesome that one of WordPress's own — Andrew Nacin — works for the USDS.
Tom MacWright makes a case for a “clean start for the web,” spurred at least in part by the monoculture in browser engines and Mozilla’s recent layoffs. 🧼 What made me think and look more deeply into his proposals (which you’ll have to read for yourself) was this setup: “Not only is it nearly impossible…
The latest version of Gutenberg (2.1) is out with another healthy list of improvements and additions. As Matias Ventura reports, the update iterates further on aspects of the design and writing flow with enhancements like lighter up/down movers. It also brings many extensibility API improvements. As the final stages for features are approached, Matias notes…
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
Rich Tabor is taking CoBlocks and his other work to GoDaddy, where he’ll continue to development experiences for using WordPress with Gutenberg.
How has the WordPress community changed since its early days? How does money and market share change it? What lies ahead?
Rob Cairns brings over 30 years of experience with technology to his role as agency owner and podcast host in the WordPress space.