Author: Gary Murray

  • I recently joined Bob and his hew co-host Noëlle Steegs from Do The Woo to talk about our work on the WooCommerce Blocks. It was a great conversation with both of them, my colleague, Darren Ethier and Manos Psychogyiopoulos, Head of Product at SomewhereWarm. We covered our current work on the new Cart and Checkout […]

  • Just P2 it!

    I came across this tweet recently and it made me think how fortunate we are to have a product like P2 at Automattic. Ask yourself: Could this meeting be a zoom?Could this zoom be a phone call?Could this phone call be an email?Could this email be a text?Could this text be unsent? Could we in […]

  • It was interesting to note recently that Fast.co closed a $102 million Series B. As that TechCrunch article goes on to share: In the “last month we’ve seen $927 million — at least — flow into startups with overlapping ecommerce infrastructure market targets. TechCrunch That’s a pretty significant amount of investment into a relatively ‘new’ […]

  • Mobile safari font issue

    If you’ve run into an issue on safari on mobile where you seeing what appears to be almost a shadow or double font appearing, with one slightly offset – something like this: It’s actually easily solve-able with a simple line of extra code added to the heading/text in question: If you want to read more […]

  • Where does it stop?

    Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas Elves, Christmas Jumpers – as we run into the end of 2019 I had a moment the other day where I wondered – where will it all stop? Where will the commercialisation of everything actually stop? I can imagine a day in the not too distant future where there […]

  • Own don’t rent

    As of today, December 10th, Creative Market increased the commission they take on each sale from 30% to 40% – yes that’s a 33% increase. They announced this change to shop owners in an email a few weeks back and it created a lot of discussion on the Creative Market community forums amongst shop owners. […]

  • We are currently getting feedback on some new designs (using Lookback – a great product if you have not tried it) as part of the cart and checkout redesign I am working on for WooCommerce. During the sessions, in the final step, we ask the person testing the prototype to view what the new checkout […]

  • The value of good inputs

    Are the projects you are working on not having the intended impact? Do you find yourself working in a company that has a great ‘shipping culture’, but all the things you are shipping don’t seem to be having the right impact? Does it feel like your customers keep asking for more improvements, more changes, while […]

  • I came across an article and related study via a few various places over the past week. If you have not seen it yet, or don’t want to click though – essentially, in February 2019, researchers at Princeton University analysed ~53k product pages from some of the most popular e-commerce sites online and discovered widespread […]

  • There are a number of tools available to see how a website design adapts at various device sizes – I have normally used Responsiantor as my go to tool in the past. However, a handy one I came across recently was the built in responsive view in Safari. First up – just open any website […]