CSS Chat Summary: 10 September 2020

See the full meeting transcript here on Slack. I (@notlaura) facilitated the meeting.


Thanks to @ryelle for leading our second bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrub before the meeting!

We still need a volunteer to facilitate the weekly chat on October 8.


CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Audit

The next steps for the audit are to update the counts and to get the data out of the Google doc, and into the css-audit repo. I (@notlaura) started a PR to add to the CLICLI Command Line Interface. Terminal (Bash) in Mac, Command Prompt in Windows, or WP-CLI for WordPress. --format=report and --report=wp-admin that can write the audit data to an 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. via 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/ pages. Here is a work in progress PR.

Color Scheming

@ryelle has fixed up the 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 so that it works with color functions and rgb() and rgba(). Check out the PR here! The next step is to draft a post we can share in one of the design meetings.

I shared a link to work on color systems in 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ from @itsjonq – we discussed that the PostCSS plugin will allow us to swap out any color palette easily, so even if the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. colors in the WP Core Color List now end up changing, it is not a problem to support, but what color list to use will be a key question for design (there are a few to choose from).

We discussed that, in the post for design, we want to:

  1. Make them aware of this project
  2. Check which color system should be used
  3. Let people know that we will be looking for volunteer testers to help with adjustments when we know what color system to use

That was all for this week!

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