Design Chat Summary for June 2

This is the summary from the Design Chat on June 2 (Slack log)

Attendees: @karmatosed, @mapk, @johnragozzine, @voldemortensen, @afercia


  • Design Chat, starting next week, is moving to Thursday June 9, 20:00 UTC – I’ve asked for the meetings page to be updated with the new time.
  • We discussed #35191 and it seems like the ticket will be divided into two: one about the tool tips, another about the visual changes to the table. @afercia mentioned he wants some more feedback on the link/text placement and wording, and that can happen in the existing ticket. So comment away!
  • That discussion spinned off (ha!) into a side conversation on the need to add a spinner to the shinny updates project, and how it’s important to keep consistent with the existing spinners in the admin.
  • I gave an update to the 50 Shades of Gray project. @voldemortensen helped me compile a list of colors, a total of 174 unique color declarations were found in the admin css. I’ve started organizing it in a codepen and the next step is to start making changes and then doing some QA (@johnragozzine offered to help with this) to make sure the changes are not messing anything up.
  • Open Discussion didn’t get any takers, so I shared an idea to replace Open Sans on the The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. sites now that coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. is moving to system fonts. I made an exploration with a pairing of Source Sans Pro and Noto Serif on a codepen in an attempt to bring back a serif typeface to Feedback welcomed!

That is all for this week. Thanks to the attendees! @karmatosed will lead next week’s chat (on the new time slot) on Thursday June 9, 20:00 UTC!