Reflections on meetups

A big perk of working for Automattic is the meetups. A couple times a year each Automattician gets the chance to meet up with colleagues in various places around the world. I wanted to share some thoughts and experiences on what makes these weeks so special.

Designing a new checkout page for Akismet

A product’s checkout page is one of the most important things for both the user and the product team. It’s important for the user because it’s the page that will instill trust in the product. It’s important for the product team because it’s the last barrier of acquiring those users and all-important revenue.

Infinite background-image animation loop

After I redesigned the “How Does Akismet Work” page, I realized the spam sorter graphic was just itching to be animated. Converting the main machine box into a gif with some flashing lights was easy enough. The conveyor belt is what gave me some trouble. I’m posting my solution here because the bug I came across… Continue reading Infinite background-image animation loop