Highlights from Matt Mullenweg’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Elijah:

More reasons to like Reddit, and more reasons to like WordPress :)

Originally posted on WordPress.com VIP:

Reddit’s popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) series is an open forum between notable personalities and their users. Matt Mullenweg, WordPress co-founding developer and Automattic’s CEO & President, hosted a question & answer session several months ago. Here, we’ve excerpted some of the most interesting questions and answers as they pertain to WordPress core, WordPress.com, and other Automattic products.  Questions have been slightly modified to isolate the question. Original AMA thread here.

Q: I was at your State of the Word in SF and you talked about moving WordPress more towards being an application framework rather than a CMS or blog platform. What specifically do you have in mind for this (better settings API, developer features, etc)? And then if you could break backwards compatibility (which really isn’t a option for WP), what would you really like to completely redo or add to WordPress? (submitted by andrewry)

Matt: First…

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CycloneRV.com Responsive Landing Page

CycloneRV.com

Back in January, 2013 I had the opportunity to design a responsive landing page for a very popular Toy Hauler brand name, Cyclone RV. Using WordPress, I properly optimized the target keywords for the Web site and quickly turned my focus on making this landing page display as well on a mobile device as it does a large screen desktop.

I made sure to keep the phone number front and center on the mobile layout, so anyone interested in buying a Cyclone RV is only a finger tap away while swiping through the many floor plans available.

For the past 2 years I’ve been reading about responsive design and how to properly implement it across multiple browsers on multiple devices, but before now I’ve only tested and followed the lead of others in regard to the best way to accomplish a successful responsive design. The experience has left me with a much stronger opinion about mobile design than before.

I feel privileged to have been given the chance to develop a search engine friendly responsive design for Cyclone by Heartland RV, and I look forward to many more!