CSS Chat Summary: 09 September 2021

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

Announcements & Housekeeping

  • @wazeter shared the facilitator schedule sign-up form – please add your name if you would like to run a future meeting or CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.
  • @danfarrow shared the dev-chat meeting guide which could be useful for finishing the Core CSS meeting guide
  • @danfarrow observed that some WordPress docs pages relating to local dev have not been updated to include details of wp-env and expressed an intention to remedy that

CSS Custom Properties (#49930)

  • @dryanpress has some files ready to submit, @wazeter is finishing updating media-views.css and @danfarrow posted a draft PR for forms.css
  • deprecated-media.css is the only remaining unclaimed file
  • @ryelle has been working on reviewing & merging PRs as they come in. She is planning to open a new base branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch"., once more PRs are merged, to make it cleaner for the next stages
  • @danfarrow asked about the PR review process. @ryelle said she’s been trimming down custom properties to existing ones where possible, and testing in the browser
  • @danfarrow asked if creating a custom-properties aliasing existing custom-property is ever useful. @ryelle responded that they might be if there could be a requirement to style a component differently, but the subject is open to discussion. @dryanpress & @wazeter expressed the view that more aliases give users more granular control outside of the cascade
  • There was general agreement that this project is a good opportunity to clean up things like the inheritance structure, minor colour variations etc.

Open Floor / CSS Link Share

Thanks everybody!