Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #22

Hey everyone, happy Friday! ヽ(•‿•)ノ I want to thank @kjellr for handling the update last week while I was away.

Gutenberg 5.9 was released Wednesday! As @youknowriad pointed out, there were over 40 contributors, and 6 of them submitted their first PR.

A few noteworthy features and enhancements included:

Widgets to blocks

Included in 5.9 were a couple improvements for the widgets screen.

Block Directory

@melchoyce posted an update to the Block Directory. There’s a prototype and some mockups for review. If you haven’t offered up some feedback, please do! Mel is looking to have a usability test written for Contributor Day at WCEU.

Tightening up

This week several designers spent time cleaning up loose ends and making small improvements throughout Gutenberg.

Usability testing

Last month’s usability testing videos are up on make/test. Please review them and leave some feedback about your observations.


Another reminder that there’s a plan to run a usability testing table for Gutenberg at WCEU. Read about the plans and sign up to get involved.


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

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