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Thanks to everyone who attended this week’s meeting. If you couldn’t attend or want to read back what was said, here are the meeting notes for you. You can also read the full transcript on our Slack channel.
In March we will triage GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/ design tickets. If you want to help move things forward, please join us for half an our in our SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel on next monday 17:30 UTC.
Showcase designs have moved to Figma, thanks to Rich Copping. Feedback and notes are welcome, but do note that the last round of feedback hasn’t been iterated on as we write this down.
@hedgefieldis still working on this, in collaboration (amongst others) with the accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) team.
On short term, there’s help needed getting new dashicons in 5.2. This doesn’t concern the bigger picture of the future of dashicons that was discussed recently. @empireoflight says there’s no update on that front, although more feedback would be welcome.
@mapk updates us on Gutenberg phase 2. Currently, the team is looking to integrate a block management system. Gutenberg needs a way to organize blocks so it doesn’t get out of control. There’s also testing needed on the Classic (Legacy) widgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.blockBlockBlock 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.. This is important to ensure that non-converted widgets have a home.
There’s also a proposal on the navigation menuNavigation MenuA theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. block design. Please go check it out if you haven’t read it yet.
Calls for design and feedback
Mockup for navigation on make.wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/
The marketing team requests to implement Navigation Change at make.wordpress.org. Design wise, we’re looking for volunteers to mockup what this could look like, to move the ticket forward.
The page proposals for mobile need design / UX feedback. If anyone wants to take a look and give their feedback, that would be appreciated.
Concerns about range sliders
Read this Slack thread if you want details, but in short, there are some concerns that the range slider as used in the blockeditor (for instance when selecting the number of columns, or the size of the dropcap) isn’t as accessible as it could be. As this could turn into a long discussion, @karmatosed suggests opening a GithubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ issue for this.
@tinkerbelly has a short remark on the use of different fonts in Figma. The suggestion is to keep it simple and therefore use one typeface consistently throughout all designs. @boemedia suggests using Comic Sans, but apparently that’s not one of the options.