Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

Back in July, Sabina Ionescu published a lot of different responses from people in the WordPress community to questions about the impact of the pandemic on them. I missed it then, but it’s still relevant and worth reading. Some other things I’ve enjoyed but haven’t slipped into a post yet: Joanne Limburg discusses the agonizing… Continue reading Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

The Four-Day WordPress Work Week

Who’s doing the four-day work week in WordPress? • What good sources for professional development have you found? • Getting your implementation intentions right. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes A four-day work week in the UK In June, 70 companies and their 3,300 employees started a four-day work week pilot program. The early responses make… Continue reading The Four-Day WordPress Work Week

The WordPress Enterprise Paradox

“WordPress as a platform is putting us on the enterprise path. But what got us here is what makes us irrelevant,” says Magne Ilsaas, CEO and Founding Partner of Dekode. Magne wants to start an overdue conversation about three big risks — and opportunities — for WordPress agencies: 1) A lack of spaces for professional conversations… Continue reading The WordPress Enterprise Paradox

WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

Craft your origin story • Pointed questions for devs to ask prospective employers • Strategies against Ageism • IBM’s a**hole test • Take a pass on a “fast-paced environment.” • WordPress Translation Day • Writing Tips for Engineers • Preventing burnout as a manager Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Walt Kania explains why you should… Continue reading WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

What happens 3 minutes after you fail?

For 90% of what we deal with on a regular basis, though, by the time the weekend comes around, nobody is going to care that you made a mistake. The Misanthropic Developer This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.

WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit? Matej Latin breaks down the results of his survey. Amelia Nagoski says self-care is not enough to prevent burnout — we have to care for each other. Alyssa Place explains how managers can do that. Maintenance failures can be lethal, but Stewart Brand finds the winning maintenance style in sailing history.… Continue reading WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit their jobs?

Matej Latin did a survey of designers who quit their jobs and discovered: No career progression opportunities and unhappiness with the work they do were about equal, at about 20% each. Problems with company culture came next. A lack of UX maturity was third followed by salary, poor relationships with management, and misalignment with company… Continue reading Why do designers quit their jobs?

Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people… Continue reading Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?