Creating beautiful solutions

School life

Since school, I enjoyed my art and design classes where I had something tangible that I could create for others to enjoy. Sometimes this is in an art class where I wanted to use art to express a topic or design to solve a problem.

General Inspiration

When I see, and use something that has a beautiful, well thought out design it makes me feel calm and organised my thoughts. One piece of design that I have really enjoyed is the London Underground map as it’s well structured and colour coded.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right-aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organisation of your content.


One of my teachers at university was obsessed with Helvetic, he said that he spent 10 years studying it. I mean, for real?

Try selecting and removing or editing the captionobsessed you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylised one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the number of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media-rich layout, very quickly:

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.


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