Design meeting notes

Howdy! Another week, another meeting. Followup are the highlights from our Slack chat today. You can also read the whole log if you wish!

Showcase redesign

The marketing team would like to redesign the WordPress showcase and the processes around it. You can learn more about the project on the marketing blog.

Joost de Valk started the meeting by opening the conversation up to the design team for feedback on how we can approach this project. He also asked for any designers who would like to volunteer to work with the team on this. Hoping to have it completed by February 28th.

With this project we’d like to structure it similar to the Site Health Check project, with a designer supporting the marketing team and sharing regular updates back to the Slack discussion.

Joost will create a Trello card and we’ll have a followup post here with details. You can follow the whole Slack chat as well!

Site Health check

Tim Hengeveld shared an update: “Things are chugging along nicely. There have been some people coming into the Github issue already very excited by the project and willing to help out with the ideation”

Tim draft a user flow for the project, and would love feedback from the team here once it’s ready. Look for an updated post soon on this.

Gutenberg Phase 2

Gutenberg 4.9 just released with design improvements!

Mark Uraine shared an update. This is the perfect time to get involved in Phase 2. There are big things that are needed as well as small tasks that you can jump into.

Additional updates

  • Contributors – Josepha posted thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the whole team when it comes to contributing. Well worth a read.
  • Icons – Next week we’d love to chat more about icons within WordPress, and hear from the Dashicons team. In the meantime you can read up on an issue being discussed now.
  • Accessibility – Luke Pettway and Meagen Voss are working on a document to share soon on how accessibility and design can work together. Looking forward to reading that!

Thanks everyone! Looking forward to an amazing 2019.