Twenty Seventeen


The work on twentyseventeen begins these days. The files are shared on github. And a team of designers are working together. Here are notes from the first meeting:

The standard themes on WP are called twenty-(someting). So far Helen Hou-Sandi tells, that Twentyseventeen will be a responsive onepager.

  • Here is a gallery with features and idea.

The team call out for WP developers:

How can you get involved?

There will be weekly meetings every Friday at 18:00 UTC in #core-themes starting today. During that time, the focus will be on the theme itself. If you are interested in contributing, keep an eye out here for updates or join us in #core-themes in Slack.

If you have some early thoughts on what would make this a great WordPress experience, or if you’re generally interested in participating, sound off in the comments. Please hold any design feedback for Friday’s meeting. where we can have a conversation about it in greater depth.

Here is a mockup from Helen Hou-Sandi’s post showing several devices.

The theme is designed by Mel Choyce.

Boston-based UI/UX designer, WordPress core contributor, craft beer fan, and unrepentant sci-fi/fantasy geek. I’m a Design Engineer at @automattic.

Twentyseventeen mockup
Twentyseventeen mockup

Helen and Mel work at Automattic. So the themes grow i a forest that’s more or less planted by Matt Mullenweg’s company.

The early stage is shared on Github. As soon as the code is considered stable it will become part of the WP core. Here’s the Theme Review Team guidelines.

Issues on Github

If you want to know the developers thoughts and visions go to “Issues“. A good example is the debate on .SVG in place of icon fonts. Follow this thread.

By now there are only 31 issues.


Creative Writing Research Project


Getting the cases via the central hand in WF is not as easy as presumed. The system is more or less manual. Getting cases or conducting searches is not an option.

Plan B: source = lecturers.

The general research will continue. Here the sources are:

  • WP debates: participation.
    • Focus I: Core.
    • Focus II: Training.

The project description had to change. A stakeholder thought that “there are enough books about WP”. I agree – also because my involvement in WordPress is research as opposed to evangelism.

Creative Writing

Web Content Management

Link til bogen:

Research Project

CMS Usage Denmark

Se denne oversigt:

Creative Writing Research Project WordPress

Officiel webtekst klar

Så er den officielle webtekst ved at være klar. Projektbeskrivelsen er på vej ind i den sidste iteration, hvor multimediedesigns input indarbejdes. Det ligner et sceneskift fra projektbeskrivelse til research / literature review.