Design meeting notes for October 3, 2018

The full transcript of our meeting this week, based on the previously posted agenda, can be found on our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

Issue with 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/ callout in IE 11

We discussed an issue that was shared in the channel showing a display problem with the layout for the Gutenberg callout in the dashboard in the 4.9.8 WordPress release. Anyone wishing to look at the problem or validate the issue can jump into the newly related Trac ticket.

Calls for design

We jumped into Trello and discussed the existing calls for design. This is for any design related issues that don’t fit into the usual TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. or GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ ticket systems.

  • Privacy badge@boemedia reached out to the privacy team for feedback on the badge that’s been created and is waiting for a response.
  • Design for learn.wordpress.org on Design team – The learning team is looking at the best way to move the design forward for the “Learn” website, in efforts to have it believe more with the other sub pages of w.org. Some changes will likely be coming and support is needed to pull it into a new direction. They will be posting an update with more info on what’s needed.
  • Design for “Create a Website” on WordPress.org – Cathi Bosco shared an update and will plan to have an update on this in soon. The previous work on Create a Blog has been finished, which will help unlock this.
  • PHP meeting on Design team – This is being worked on actively, it’s uncertain if input/feedback is needed from the design team in general.

Open floor

We jumped into a few topics.

  • Contributing to WordPress – It’s important to be sharing the value of design contribution for WordPress. So many wonderful folks are helping with moving WordPress forward, sharing their stories, doing the actual work, and much more. If anyone is on the fence about talking about this (maybe at your local meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area., or at a 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.?) take a stab at it and jump in. You won’t regret it!
  • Showing readme info in the installed themes page – We discussed the potential of allowing theme creators to display additional information related to their theme in the admin installed themes page. Right now 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party authors are able to show a link to details about their plugin (linking to the appropriate w.org plugin page). It would be helpful to find out what’s possible here, the next step will be for a ticket to get created identifying where this could go.
  • Tooltips in WordPress – A question was raised related to adding tooltips in WordPress and what’s available. A Trac ticket has been created, and as of now it looks like the work is covered. A new ticket may be opened specifically related to the discussion point about adding a new tooltip into WordPress. See Slack log.

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