Design Meeting notes for August 8, 2018

In keeping with the loose structure, we spent the meeting focusing on a topic of the week and open floor.

Topic: the Design Team Handbook

Problem: a lot of information is there but not always where people expect it, or presented in a way that’s not easy to digest, or with labels people don’t understand.

@boemedia has begun work on a content audit of the 45 or so existing pages. This review will determine:

  • is it there? if not -> add content
  • is it in the right place? if not -> restructure
  • is it presented the right way? if not -> rewrite

@hugobaeta suggested that making the structure more visual might help us to audit and update too.

@karmatosed will get people to help 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. Brighton too.

Others, please weigh in on this async after reviewing the Trello card.

Open Floor: 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.

@kjellr is working on a pending update of the Gutenberg design handbook. Feedback welcome.

Note that this is geared towards people designing for Gutenberg — either contributing to the project, or designing a custom blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience..

@karmatosed: Gutenberg feedback is being processed. Now is a great time to jump in and leave design reviews.

There are several ways to test, and you don’t need a local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer.:

  1. Say Hello to the New Editor
  2. Frontenberg, a frontend instance of Gutenberg with some restrictions so that anybody can test it out!
  3. Testing Gutenberg: A playground to test out the latest Gutenberg releases directly on the front-end.