Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #20

Happy Friday! Gutenberg 5.8 was released Wednesday. Over 42 contributors helped bring this release to the masses. Let’s get to the Gutenberg design details.

Some of the recent updates in the plugin include:

  • Headings block supports custom text colors.
  • Gallery images can be reordered from within the block.
  • Proof of Concept of the block-based widget screen.
  • Update to the Calendar block icon.
  • Width constraints on the Media+Text block.
  • Can drop blocks into the Group block with new block appender.
  • Shortcode block input height adjustment.
  • And many more!

Navigation block

During this week’s core chat, contributors discussed the technical implementation of the Navigation Menu block. Nothing was decided, and considerations are being thought through entirely. Developer reviews can really help keep this moving forward.

Widgets to blocks

The /wp-admin widget-block interface is moving forward thanks to ongoing feedback and iteration. The accessibility team discussed the designs during their meeting and provided additional feedback.

It’s still very rudimentary right now, but it does allow some basic interactions. Please try it out and leave some feedback in the Github issue.

Tightening up

Accessibility

Feedback on publishing flow issues

The Gutenberg Team would really like to get some feedback on the latest publishing flow design proposals.


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

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