CSS Chat Summary: 05 August 2021

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

Housekeeping / Custom Properties (#49930)

@Dave Ryan gave a shout out to the Call for Contributors with this great introduction to the project:

If you or anyone you know loves CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. or loves WordPress, we’d love some additional pairs of hands to work on the CSS Custom Properties project that’s targeted for an experimental release in 5.9 and a stable release in 6.0!

For context, this project is to replace hard-coded colors in WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. stylesheets with CSS Custom Properties!

This transition will make it safer and easier to override default colors in the WordPress Adminadmin (and super admin)

It opens up potential for things like an official Dark Mode (or easier-to-implement for 3rd parties), easier inheritance of Core styles in 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 & Theme wp-admin screens, custom color schemes, custom branding and more!

CSS Link Share / Open Floor

@Dave Ryan shared four great links:

Working time

The last 20 minutes of the meeting were dedicated to individual working time on the Custom Properties project, after which @Dave Ryan closed proceedings.

Thanks Dave for running this week’s chat!

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