CSS Chat Summary: 08 October 2020

Full meeting transcript here on Slack. @notlaura facilitated the meeting.

Housekeeping

@notlaura reminded attendees that she will be unavailable on 22 October and needs somebody to step in and run the meeting. If you’re up for it please let her know!

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Audit (#49582)

@notlaura reported progress on her PR to add the HTML report to @ryelle‘s super CSS Audit tool which now adds support for a --format=html command line option.

There is a remaining issue with the property-values audit, and contribution is still needed towards improving the design and info formatting.

@notlaura also mentioned an issue she added about the need for property-value audit groupings. A short discussion about possible solutions followed, which gravitated towards adding support for .json config files. @ryelle offered to write up an issue to outline the format she envisages for discussion in githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/.

@notlaura clarified the approaching milestones of merging her PR, updating the tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker., and enabling more progress on styling the report which @danfarrow (me!) has started contributing to.

@notlaura pointed out a failing test (Colors › should ignore colors in non-color properties) which @ryelle confirmed she had left as an aide-mémoire for herself to fix the associated issue. @ryelle suggested that this issue might be a good self-contained task for a new contributor to tackle.

Color Scheming (#49999)

@ryelle reminded us of her demo site where people can appraise the reduced-colors testing tool – details in this Slack message. Some issues have already been added to the github repo but wider testing is required.

The plan is to post in #design and #accessibility with info on how to access the tool, how to submit new issues, and prompts to help fix the issues.

@notlaura put out a call for somebody to help with this small task, and offered her assistance to clarify what’s required & to review the message before it’s posted. @ryelle added that she can still write the post if nobody else volunteers (although she had mentioned earlier in the meeting that this month is super busy for her so please consider helping out!)

CSS links share + Open floor

@notlaura shared a link to this CSS-Tricks article about the widening responsibility of front-end developers. @Andrew Joyce added a recommendation for an earlier article by the author on the same theme, The Great Divide.

We reflected about a time when writing CSS involved just writing CSS, and on that poignant note the meeting was closed.

Thanks to everybody who attended!

#core-css, #summary