CSS Chat Summary: 11 November 2021

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

Announcements & housekeeping

Meeting time

  • Last week we initially discussed updating the meeting time to suit people’s schedules better. This week we discussed it further and agreed to try 17:00 UTC.
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. will remain on the first Thursday of the month but will now start at 18:00 UTC
  • The next meeting will be on Thursday 18 November at 17:00 UTC. Please add your name to the Meeting Facilitator schedule document if you would like to contribute by facilitating this or any future meetings
  • We’ve added a new Notetaker column to the facilitator schedule – please add your name if you would like to write up the meeting notes! @danfarrow offered to act as a fallback notetaker if nobody else steps forward

CSS Custom Properties (#49930)

  • Last week we discussed updating the targeted release to 6.0, which would give us an --experimental deadline of early next year, unless we manage to get testing done early in the release

CSS Audit project

  • @joyously had asked about the format of colour values in the CSS Audit report and if visibility could be improved. @danfarrow suggested that the values could be moved to appear beneath the colour “chips”
  • @danfarrow also suggested that improvements could be made to the report. Since the report deals with tabular data we could use HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. tables in conjunction with a table library like Filament Group’s Tablesaw to enable responsive, sortable tables
  • @notlaura raised the topic of CSS linting, linking an older comment from @tellthemachines pointing out the core CSS doesn’t adhere to our custom WP config. @ryelle clarified that GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ is, but not core CSS, and shared ticket #29792 (she added that getting it implemented would involve fixing 6,000+ errors – yikes!)

Thanks everybody!

#core-css, #summary