As I mentioned last week, there are a few things that are coming with regards to how Pressware‘s theme (with more in the pipeline) to be treated with the nature of open source. But in preparing for this shift, I’ve also been giving a lot of thought about a number of different things with regard to how we go about building plugins, themes, extensions, tools, and so on for WordPress. I think that we intrinsically know that we should be focused on our users, but I think there’s also something inside of us that wants to impress our peers. I mean, surely it’s not just me, right? But here’s what I’m getting at: What would it look like to spend time critically investigating every single decision that went into a, say, theme’s design? That is, I think it’s common to assume that all blogs will include a header, content area, and a footer along with an optional sidebar, but what about menu systems, widgets, and other optional areas? So often, I think that we get in the routine of putting a new coat of paint on the same elements that we stop thinking, reconsidering, or investigating what options we have that could potentially bring innovation to the space. Then again, I’m not claiming I’m that
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