Editor Focus & Paternity Leave

For the past 7 months, I’ve worked on the Editor focus as design lead, with @matveb as the tech lead. Around the 21st of August I will be going on paternity leave, as my wife and I are expecting a baby boy!

We are currently working towards a feature complete milestone for the project, which I expect we’ll reach before I have to step out. 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/ at this milestone will still require a bunch of polish, tweaks, and bug-fixes, but the goal is for the foundation and high level design to be in place.

This milestone is a good time for me to step down as design lead, and let the focus get an infusion of fresh energy and ideas, so it can keep up its brisk pace. In that vein, I’ve chatted with @karmatosed, and she’d love to take over the role. She has great design skills, and a whole swath of communication skills that will be great for the project. I look forward to work on Gutenberg in a designer capacity, with her carrying the overview. Thank you Tammie! 🌠