CSS Chat Summary: 27 August 2020

Full meeting transcript on Slack: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/CQ7V4966Q/p1598562066114200

I (@notlaura) facilitated the meeting.


Big thanks to @kburgoine for running the first CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.! We discussed getting @here privileges for those who are running the triages, and adding the bi-weekly triage to the Meetings calendar (which is done! Thanks ). The next triage will be Thursday, September 10 at 4pm EDT.


CSS audit (#49582)

We discussed the steps to update the counts to remove data from generated files (.css.orig and .rtl) – generally, all files that are .gitignored should be excluded. @justinahinon asked about how to do this, and we looked at updating this part of the css-audit repo to exclude additional file extensions, or perhaps get the excluded extensions from .gitignore. With that in mind, the steps for updating the counts can be summarized as:

  1. Ignore .rtl and .css.orig in the css-audit repo
  2. Re-run the commands for each data point
  3. Copy the data into the GDoc

With regards to the third point, I proposed the idea of storing the audit data in GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ instead of the Google doc. For starters, it could be as simple as pasting the data into a markdown or .htmlHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. file that can be deployedDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. on Github pages for viewing.

Color Scheming (#49999)

@kburgoine mentioned breaking up the current audit work into smaller pieces. The next step for the initiative is to replace the colors in the right-hand column of the core color matches with the color in the left-hand column, and to test the results. @ryelle is planning to create a PostCSS pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to automate this. I suggested that, in the mean time, we could manually do some find and replace with a piece of the adminadmin (and super admin) to see results. This might at least give some visibility into where problem areas are.

Open Floor + CSS Link Share

@isabel_brison mentioned that Firefox has a font inspector that shows variable font properties…. very cool! More info at this link.

I shared a link posted during the week from @jonoalderson about the Local Font Access API.

That was all for this (last) week!

#core-css, #summary