Design meeting notes for June 20, 2018

Transcript of the whole meeting can be found in our Slack-channel.

Triage Inbox

Calls for design: follow-ups

  • @cathibosco has done some really nice work on the design for a ‘create a blog’-page for the Growth Council. We’ve discussion the fact that the page has a lot of content, due to lists. This makes the page very long. We’re exploring the possibilities of using JavascriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. accordion and will contact the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team for this. @karmatosed addresses this has quite a few usability and accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( issues that should be considered.
  • Next card discussed was the design for pages as requested by the training team. @Andi has done some nice mockups for new pages.
  • Also, @estelaris has worked on the Github infographic for the training team, explaining the workflow. WCEU contributor days provided new insights for this call. @foletto and David Needham discussed the design and workflow with Estela and gave her lots of feedback, which resulted in a new design and recommended an simpeler version. The Trello card will be updated accordingly.


Design team related

  • Thumbs up to all those who spoke or contributed at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe last week! – Both @joshuawold and @karmatosed did a workshop/presentation.
    Besides this, @joshuawold and @boemedia lead the design table on contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. WiFi was down but we were able to do some work on TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets with laptop sharing, and we did some ui/ux sketching ideas, as well as discussed improvements to the admin. A few additional things as well.
    It was a great day! So many amazing people joined in. A full blogpost about contributor day’s design table will follow soon in this channel 🙂


@karmatosed briefly updates the design team with the current state of 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. For those who didn’t attend WCEU, the team is currently working towards being functional complete. This should happen in a few weeks. The MVP (minimum viable product) list can be found on Github. After that, the team moves into a bug fixing frenzy. If anyone wants to get involved right now, please use the feedback form included in the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. If all goes well, 5.0 will go into betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. in August.

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

  • @jayman has spoken to @schlessera on the php/servehappy project at WCEU. They’re on the same page and design work for this will be continued tomorrow. Also, Alex Denning was asked for a content review of this page.
  • @joyously expresses her concern for #43986
    There was a brief discussion about the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. for this php notification and we’ve put the ux-feedback tag back on to get more eyes on the ticket, as currently, mainly the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. is discussed.

Thanks all who attended the meeting. If you have anything to add to these notes, please feel free to add this in the comments.