Design Meeting Notes for 12 June 2019

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Housekeeping

Meeting was lead by @boemedia

There will not be a Triage or Design meeting next week (17-19 June) due to most members traveling to WordCamp Europe in Berlin.

There may be some #design channel activity on Thursday 20 June during Contributor Day at #WCEU.

Triage will resume on Monday 24 June after #WCEU.

Updates

@mapk cannot attend our #design meeting due to a schedule conflict. Gutenberg updates will resume after #WCEU.

Open Floor

We moved to a ticket review https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/14744, which @boemedia will comment

@hedgefield reported that the 13xp body text used by WordPress is becoming too small for accessibility reasons.  As resolutions and monitors are increasing, most of the web has embraced 16px as the default standard for text. He would like to explore further, perhaps during #WCEU Contributor Day (aka creating a plugin instead of fiddling with the inspector) so we can see where the bottlenecks are.)

For example some columns in the post overview would be fine with smaller text for the less important properties to save space.

@boemedia asked if someone would be available to develop such plugin and @clorith was mentioned. He collaborated on Site Health with @hedgefield.

@azaozz cited the “design experiments” new plugin that could help out. https://github.com/WordPress/design-experiments

@boemedia suggested to open a ticket and if it is not discussed during #WCEU, perhaps could be brought to the table at a later #design meeting.

Next ticket that was introduced by @pbiron https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/44900, will be added to the call for design to be explored during #triage at a later meeting.

@azaozz brought the attention to another ticket that deals with “inclusive design” around user’s name settings. This is a very culturally diverse topic and there is a link to a really good article on w3.org about it. I’ve tentatively set it for WP 5.3, would be great if we can do something for the User Profile screen

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6148
Although the topic is an interesting one, we recommended he gather more information as to what are the user needs in reference to name fields and perhaps a discussion with #polyglots is a good start. There is a link from W3.org that discusses the issue https://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names

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