Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #10

The appearance of new faces in the GithubGitHub GitHub 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. repo is so encouraging. Conversations are productive, design direction is collaborative, and the excitement is promising. If you’d like to learn more about contributing to 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., @karmatosed wrote up a great handbook page this week.

Just a reminder, today is the last call for merging PRs that will make it into WP 5.2.

Navigation 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.

People are being signed up for usability testing. There are already a few interviews scheduled for next week. The testing will be moderated and conducted with a prototype of the Navigation block. If you’re interested in helping, join the #research channel in slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at!

Tightening up

A really cool update to the block outlines has been merged. The blue hover state is replaced with a strong grey left border. The focused state retains that strong left border and outlines the entire block.

Research & User Testing

With all the research efforts gaining momentum, a recent call for researchers went out from @tinkerbelly. If you’d like to help out, notify the researchers in the #research slack channel to get involved.

Mark your calendars for the Site-building Research “Ask Me Anything” video Q/A with @tinkerbelly and @jarahsames this coming Monday at 19:00 UTC.

Block Management

The PR is merged!

Block Directory

Wow, the comments in the post are lively! It’s great to see so many perspectives communicating. The feedback is being synthesized and thought through thoroughly. <- Say that three times fast.

Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!

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