As a result of discussion in the last core dev chat we now have a brand new Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel dedicated to all things CSS Cascading Style Sheets.!
Why do we need it/what is it for?
As a place to discuss CSS architecture and tooling, propose and maintain standards, ask questions and educate on best practices.
We have a ton of CSS in Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and some of it is really old. Not that being old is in itself a bad thing 😁 but we might not need to support IE6 anymore, so some of those styles could use a bit of an upgrade. Having a dedicated CSS channel will help drive and focus efforts to improve our codebase for the benefit of all users and contributors.
In addition to that, we have a whole heap of CSS in Gutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, which, although more modern, needs care and maintenance too.
Last but not least, CSS is transversal to Core and Gutenberg, and I hope a shared channel will help keep that wider scope in mind when we think of the changes we need to make on either side ❤️
Come and be part of the discussion in #core-css!