Posted by Aarron on Jun 10, 2013
Design is a byproduct of many things: training, experience, objectives, audience, and more. It’s also influenced by where we work and those we encounter. We’re susceptible to influence—it’s how we continue to grow, how our rough experiments gain shape, and how our talents mature. As 2012 drew to a close, we started to build a …
Posted by Aarron on May 13, 2013
We have a motto that guides our work here at MailChimp: Listen hard and change fast. We’ve been doing a lot of both in the past few months. Last year some curious patterns emerged in feedback from our customers. There was so much feedback relating to the mobile experience. Let’s be honest—mobile devices aren’t just …
Posted by Aarron on Jan 17, 2013
Are you using our free plugin for WordPress called Social–you know, the one that collects all of the conversations on social networks about your blog posts and drops them into your comment threads? Well the recent upgrade, version 2.7, has some really critical updates you’ll need for the plugin to continue to connect to Facebook and Twitter to work its magic.
Posted by Aarron on Oct 2, 2012
There’s a strong case to be made that as Facebook and Twitter have amassed such huge user bases we should take advantage of the fact that so many of their users are already logged in and just one click away from entering your app. I know that argument all too well because I made it to my colleagues. We tried that experiment, and found that while there are some marginal improvements to login failure rate, they come with a price.
Posted by Aarron on May 22, 2012
Social, the WordPress plugin we created with the fine folks at CrowdFavorite, has just gotten an update that introduces some new features, improved performance, and a few bug fixes. You might recall that it’s a great way to connect the conversations that are happening on Facebook and Twitter about your WordPress content. Social aggregates comments onto your blog, and helps you broadcast to social channels when you blog. Oh, and it’s still totally free.