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.

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. 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 DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. at WCEU.

Tightening up

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

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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