CSS Chat Summary: 26 August 2021

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

Announcements & Housekeeping

  • Previously we had talked about rotating the meeting facilitator on a regular basis. @notlaura asked anybody wanting to join the rota to step forward
  • UPDATE: We’re now working on a Meeting Guide document, which includes a facilitator schedule for people to sign up to

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Custom Properties (#49930)

  • @notlaura introduced the project for new attendees and asked for any updates
  • @wazeter committed two PRs last week, one in coordination with @robertg – more commits coming in a few days!
  • @dryanpress similarly expects to be committing in the next few days
  • @ryelle has updated the shared planning document with links to the PRs, and @circlecube has been helpfully indicating merged PRs by striking them through
  • @ryelle asked for help reviewing the PRs – @dryanpress & @wazeter offered their assistance
  • @wazeter shared some details of his methodology for themes.css where he temporarily moved many custom properties to the top of the file with a prefix --wp-admin--themes
  • @ryelle noted that all custom properties should eventually be moved into custom-properties.css
  • @wazeter asked about fallback values which @ryelle responded to: hex fallback rules, which precede rules assigning rgba values for browsers that don’t understand rgba, can now be removed since coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.’s browser support has been updated – UPDATE: I’ve added a note about this in the shared doc
  • @notlaura added a final note thanking all contributions, especially newcomers

CSS Link Share / Open Floor

  • @notlaura raised the topic of meeting structure, in particular keeping the structured work sessions for times when attendance is low
  • @wazeter supported the meeting format, noting that he sometimes was unsure what to do in the structured work session
  • @notlaura suggested creating some general guidelines on how to run Core CSS meetings – UPDATE: Now underway here!
  • @ryelle volunteered to run the CSS triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. session before next week’s meeting – thanks @ryelle!

Thanks everyone!

NOTE: For those interested in facilitating a future meeting or triage, please add your name to the Facilitator Schedule here

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