Photos from WC San Francisco 2009, and the excellent after-party. The camera was out of my hand most of the day, so these were taken by many people.
Introducing Typekit, an iTunes-for-fonts on the web that allows you to have rich typography in your designs and pages without resorting to flash or image hacks. (Old time readers will remember my yellow design which used Dante, the original WordPress logo font, and generated-image titles.) Typekit takes advantage of the current and upcoming browser support for embedded fonts and abstracts away all of the complications thereof like Feedburner did for feeds. Brought to you by my friends at Small Batch, previously of Adaptive Path, Measure Map, Start, and Wikirank fame. The people building the web have been waiting for this.
A pre-WordCamp speaker party at the Automattic office on Pier 38.
AFP: Blogging guru chips away at Great Firewall of China — the Agence France-Press talked to me when I was in Hong Kong about the early days of WordPress.com and our experience with the Chinese firewall. Today we are still sporadically blocked, nothing official but enough that almost everyone in China uses WordPress.org. It’s funny that this story came out almost two months after the interview because I’m wearing that exact same sweater today.
Ask me a question here and I’ll pick the best and post a video answer here on this blog. This was always the intention of the Ask Matt category, just never got around to doing it before.
I had the opportunity to visit Necker Island and hang with some great folks including Sir Richard Branson, these pics are a collection of a day on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. (Sorry if you when you first tried to load this it crashed your browser, there was a bug in my gallery where it was loading the full-size images instead of the resized. All fixed!)