Chat Summary: 14th May 2020…

Chat Summary: 14th May 2020

Full meeting transcript on Slack:

I (@notlaura) facilitated the meeting.

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. audit updates

@isabel_brison ran a check for dead code using Purge CSS (and there’s not too much of it!) and added results to the Google Doc.

We discussed running checks on CSS in wp-includes as well as in wp-adminadmin (and super admin), and that seems like a good idea. @isabel_brison mentioned there is some inline CSS in PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher and JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. files – including some inline !importants 🥺. It seems like a useful data point for the audit to include a list of non-CSS files that contain CSS so we can flag those instances for improvement later, and I added that to the Google Doc.

Color Scheming Updates

I added a comment to the Iterating on Color Schemes Trac ticket with some details on how design systems handle theming with abstractly named tokens, and added a few comments to @ryelle‘s Gutenberg PR that contains a prototype for color schemes using PostCSS themes. We discussed the importance of determining an approach for browser support and getting some experiments started early.


@kburgoine asked about a default PostCSS setup for WordPress which led nicely into this agenda item. The coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor team requested feedback on this PR adding support for building CSS in the wp-scripts package.

WCEU Online Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe contributor day will be held online on June 4. It is an opportunity to contributors know about #core-css since it is a new group, and we could create a short list of tasks new contributors can help with on the CSS audit, or perhaps point them to the GutenbergGutenberg 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. CSS tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.). I volunteered to find out some next steps for this.

That was all for this (last…) week!

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