CSS Chat Summary: 15 July 2021

The meeting took place here on Slack. @notlaura facilitated and @danfarrow wrote up these notes.


  • @notlaura wondered how we could encourage participation at the chats, and get more help with the Custom Properties project. She suggested maybe some guidelines on how to get started contributing
  • @danfarrow offered to add some notes to the shared document
  • @notlaura also suggested a “Call for CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. contributors” Make post linking to the shared document and offered to work on writing that

Custom Properties (#49930)

  • @notlaura suggested spending some time working individually on the project which is something we’ve tried at previous meetings with great success

20 minutes later…

  • @notlaura used the time to write a draft of the previously mentioned Make post
  • @danfarrow started updating forms.css noting that some custom properties have a longer ancestry e.g. --wp-admin--button--text takes its value from --wp-admin--button-primary, which in turn takes its value from --wp-admin--theme--primary. He speculated that tooling could make it easier to traverse & understand this hierarchy

CSS Link Share / Open Floor

Thanks everyone!

#core-css, #summary