Category: Thoughts

Taking a break

Looking back at the first three months of 2020 it’s pretty crazy to think what we’ve accomplished. To date, we’ve released over 21 different block related plugins, all of which I’m pretty proud of. At this point in the month this is where I usually think about what I’ll do next month. Now, I thinking […]

Dogfooding blocks

I’ve always liked dogfooding (partly because it’s fun to say), which basically means using your own stuff. I’m constantly amazed how many people don’t use the products they work on. Back when I was at Automattic and we had acquired Woo I suggested to my fellow Happiness Engineers that the best way to be able […]

Let’s support each other

It’s strange to me what people consider “supporting” the WordPress community. While blocks have been out for over a year they still haven’t gained universal support. It’s in the best interest of the community if everyone gets on board with blocks. All the major companies are coming out with their own block plugins. This is […]

It’s good enough, ship it now

Modern software development is kinda fun, especially in the WordPress space. Blocks are being built in the open and it allows people like me to get a sneak peak of what’s coming out. I spend more time reading GitHub PRs than I do watching TV. There is one problem however. It drives me nuts when […]

Users don’t need options, they want choices

Giving users too many customization options isn’t helpful, it’s lazy. You are aren’t empowering them, you’re shifting the burden so you don’t have to make any decisions. Now I’m not suggesting no customization at all, what I’m suggesting is that instead of options, let’s give them choices. Let’s say you’re hungry and you need to […]

Building things the “right” way

Ok, my title is a little bit of clickbait. Let me tell you a secret, I don’t believe there is a “right” way. Does your block work? Does it solve a problem for someone? Than you made it the “right” way and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I’m a firm believer in shipping & […]