Author Archives: Matt

Goodbye Soma, Hello Automattic

I’m excited (and maybe a touch sad) to announce that I’m shut­ter­ing Soma Design to join the great, grow­ing team at Automat­tic to help build the best pub­lish­ing plat­form on the planet. As a Theme Engi­neer, I’ll be work­ing with the brand-new Cus­tom Design team to pro­vide some awe­some tools for cus­tomiz­ing your WordPress.com theme […]

Learning Colemak

After see­ing that Ian’s learn­ing Cole­mak, I decided to go for it too. Cole­mak is eas­ier to switch to than Dvo­rak, and pos­si­bly even more effi­cient to boot. How­ever, I couldn’t find a key­board lay­out that I wanted to print and look at every day. I found a Mac Key­board Vec­tor with a CC license and […]

Intro to Webfonts Presentation

I talked about web­fonts at the Jan­u­ary edi­tion of the Win­nipeg Word­Press meetup. The slides are not that inter­est­ing, par­tic­u­larly out of the con­text of the pre­sen­ta­tion, but here you go: And, here’s the links from the last slide in click­able form: http://blog.typekit.com/2010/10/15/type-rendering-operating-systems/ http://www.typotheque.com/articles/hinting http://www.fontslive.com/info/typography/web-font-quality.aspx http://www.lucasfonts.com/fonts/thesans/thesans-office/features/ http://cl.ly/9PBw http://www.freetype.org/ttfautohint/ https://github.com/typekit/webfontloader/ http://somadesign.ca/projects/fontfriend/

WordPress.org Theme Review Process is Broken

Update: The Eru­dite 3.0.2 is now live on WordPress.org. I’ve already crit­i­cized the WordPress.org Theme Review process when it first launched. Things seemed to be improv­ing, but either the team is poorly orga­nized, severely under-powered, or both. The Eru­dite 3.0 has been in review for 3 months, 3.0.2 since Sept 28. The review ticket was assigned […]

WordPress Portfolio Presentation

As promised, here’s the follow-up infor­ma­tion on my Power Your Port­fo­lio With Word­Press pre­sen­ta­tion that I gave at New Media Man­i­toba yes­ter­day. I’m grate­ful that they gave me a chance to present, and dou­bly grate­ful that so many peo­ple came out on a hot sum­mer night to hear me ram­ble about nerdy Word­Press things. Firstly, […]