On Threaded Comment Design

Rian Van Der Merwe has an excellent write up on designing comment threads, comparing Reddit, Facebook, NY Times, and more. I really dig the explanatory graphic he made to show the different approaches: We’ve been working on the comment design for WordPress.com’s Reader, and this post falls in line with our thinking. Here’s some of the early […]

Automattic Meetup

I was fortunate enough to travel to Budapest, Hungary with the entirety of Automattic. It was amazing to meet everyone face-to-face, finally putting speech and mannerisms together with written words and code. One of the many highlights of the trip was getting to work with some people I don’t normally interact with — having some […]

My Support Rotation

All new “Automatticians” are required to spend three weeks working as a “Happiness Engineer,” reviewing and answering customer support emails. I wasn’t entirely thrilled with this requirement when I first heard it. But, I figured at the very least it’d be a good way to get to know some other coworkers, and ease my way […]