You can read the full transcript of this meeting on our Slack channel. You can also read the agenda for this week.
Next week this meeting will shift time to be +1 hr. Springing forward!
Gutenberg 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/
@mapk shared that the team has been getting really positive comments on the release of Gutenberg 5.3. Thanks to everyone who has been contributing and testing everything!
There are a few tickets that could use review this week:
- The controls for resizing media in the Media+Text block
- The resize handle bar for media
- The Section block
These three are good tickets to get involved in and test out! They will most likely impact some future design decisions in other areas as well.
One last thing that is a followup on the Accessibility Accessibility (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) section in last week’s design update post. There are 4 really important a11y Accessibility (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) issues that we need to keep moving forward.
By the way, for anyone interested @boemedia asked a great question about the process of releasing a new feature in Gutenberg. It’s worth taking a quick read.
Also, Block 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. Manager should be coming to WordPress 5.2 soon!
Site health is being merged into core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. now (woo hoo!).
@hedgefield shared some thoughts about the process of getting a design moving and seeing the vision through to the end. You can read more about the discussion on Slack. It led to a good discussion (with some healthy radical candor) on the importance of making sure we take care of our amazing designers who give it their all to see WordPress improve.
In addition, there are a few open design details that could use review.
Redesign of /mobile
There’s a new design listed in Trac. @joostdevalk asked for signoff on moving forward. Thanks to Megs Fulton for the great work done!