Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #16

Due to the recent holidays and other happenings, various design contributors had some time off including me. Taking this into account, there’s still some good work getting done.

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.

While the PR is still being worked on, there have been some great feedback from designers and accessibility.

WidgetWidget A 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. to blocks

A post was recently published about the UX flow for introducing blocks into the widgets screens in both wp-admin and the Customizer. The thought is to leave the current navigation labels (ie. Widgets) in the wp-admin navigation sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. and just refresh the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.. This would be similar in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. too.

Tightening up

Default Theme Patches!

Due to the new Group block being introduced, some patches needed to be created for the default Twenty Nineteen and Twenty Thirteen themes. If you have some time to test these out, please do and leave feedback.

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

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