Core editor chat summary September 4th, 2019

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting agenda here. Held on Wednesday, 4th September 2019 held in Slack.

Guided by Mark.
@mapk

Weekly Priorities

Here are specific items:
NUX: Make tips appear inline
It seems like 16592 was closed and merged, so can we pick this one up again? Comment from
@kjellr suggested: To just drop this specific PR. As per the original issue, the direction has changed a bit, and we need to now:
1. Turn off the existing tips
2. Implement the intro modal.
More details here.

Edit Media Flow
Make the “change an image” flow clearer
Recent feedback was given on the PR:
WIP: PoC for a media flow component in the block editor.

Background Color for Cover block
Cover: Allow directly setting a background
Merged in Allow directly setting a background to Cover

Gradient backgrounds
Add support for gradients in cover image
Needs a design review on the PR:
Add: Preset gradient functionality button block
It also depends on 17154 which also needs a code review.

Comment from @jorgefilipecosta
The PR needing a code review looks huge. But the change is really simple, the styles change is just a file move and some class renaming.
Also we are creating new internal base component Update: Refactor ColorPalette by extracting its design but not exposing it for now, so it is a safe change (we can easily apply any change again if needed).

Screen height image expand Add FullScreen control to the block alignment toolbar Needs some more dev work from @retrofox.

Daily work – Progress this week.

@danr is working on:
A few fixes to the Modal component
Table Block tasks.
Also working on Add navigator for nav block.
It would be great to get feedback on these issues:
Visual queues for Edit and Navigation Mode
Navigation Mode and Keyboard Shortcuts

@jorgefilipecosta
Last week:
Submitted several general small/chore improvements to our codebase.
Applied the entities mechanism to the widgets screen Use entities on the widget screen (it disabled the update button when there are no changes to save and remove lots of code).
Refactor color palette and submitted a solution for preset gradients on the button block.
Iterated on the legacy widgets PR.
Updated the button styles and added a border-radius feature. (edited)
Now/Next week:
Propose a buttons block.
Work on a solution for custom gradients.
Look into some possible regressions on the last release.
Fix issues related to widgets and help the navigation block. (edited)

@kjellr
I’m working on some cleanup for block movers:
Try a pill-shaped block mover.
Align Gallery block movers with the standard block mover style.
Try showing more controls only for the selected block.
… and otherwise focusing on some 5.3 trac tickets.

@mapk
I uploaded a mockup of how dragging and dropping images could work to create a Gallery block. Simple block + Simple block = Complex block.

@Grzegorz (Greg) Ziółkowski
Last week:
WordPress core integration with Gutenberg 6.4 is close to ready.
Merged changes Blocks: Stop showing errors and warnings when blocks gets successfully updated from deprecated version.
Worked on improvements to the webpack plugin which will auto-generate version and dependencies for Gutenberg script, which will make it easier to integrate npm packages into core and plugins. Build Tooling: Generate asset file in PHP format with the list dependencies.
Next week:
Further refinements for the release workflow for WP core and npm packages.
Continue on new Babel macro: Add new Babel macro which handles block.json file transformation.
Finished working on Accessibility: Move focus back to the modal dialog to More Menu when it was used to get there, it was based on the fix for Modal from Dan.
A label that should be used more often:
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pulls?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Apr+label%3A%22Needs+Dev+Note%22

Open Floor

@mattchowning and @tug
Improve translations for gutenberg mobile. Feedback wanted.
Should the glotpress script be updated? If not then an explanation is needed.

@retrofox
Would like more feedback on:
Add fullScreen control to the block alignment toolbar.

@paaljoachim Brought up the following PR’s.
Added nofollow option for links. Alexander needs some pointers to move it onward.
Add option to add text color to specifix text inside RichText editor.
@jeffreycarandang is back from vacation and is able to continue working on this PR.
Fix: Clear floats on specific successive blocks that use alignment tool.
PR needs more information from @obenland
Heading block: move alignment controls to toolbar.
@Andrei Draganescu is working on this PR. Keeping with consistency it would be very nice to get this PR merged.

@welcher
PluginPrePublishPanel uses icon property and inherits from registerPlugin.
…is ready to go and Ryan will add some examples on how to test it.

@dianeco
Adds basic dimension controls to Group Block
Add DimensionControl component
Using classes would allow theme developers to change the values and make it responsive if they want.
@yannicki
The new demo theme stratforddemo.wordpress.com and others are using 2 spacers (1 at the top, 1 at the bottom) to create padding inside each group because there are no other options available. I don’t think that’s a very good way to build a website.

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