WCEU contribution day recap: design team

During WCEU the design team had a great showing of people wanting to contribute. As discussed before the event, our plan was to split into a team

General table

A table was formed for ‘other’ tasks, these included working on triage for TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. and ‘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 usability testing’. A test was written and also tickets triaged ready for 5.3, with a focus on a11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) tickets for media. Some great conversations were had and collaborating between other teams flowed.

Figma table

One of the two dedicated focus tables was about Figma and lead by @tinkerbelly. Here is a brief recap of what happened:

  • On-boarded new contributors to Figma.
  • Started working with the components.
  • Compiled some feedback for improvements; most of which would be documentation/process.
  • Working on improving documentation, establishing procedures for working with and maintaining the library, and creating starter templates.
  • Also added a grid layout style and two new components.

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ table

The second focused table was lead by @mapk and involved a dive into Gutenberg design. There was a great discussion around the future of Gutenberg and how it’s changing WordPress in a good way. The designers were encouraged to comment on at least one issue in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/. A couple of people also worked on mockups. Issues commented on include:

If anyone worked on other tasks during the 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. please leave a comment. Thanks to everyone that attended.