Design meeting notes for July 3, 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


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. Design Updates

@kjellr started by sharing @karmatosed’s recap of the Gutenberg contributions that happened at WCEU.

Kjell also updated the team on some initial work happening in regards to expanding the Gutenberg editor beyond the post content, noting that this is a big step towards full-site editing.

Also shared that block reordering animations have just been merged in. 🎉

Feedback was requested for the following issues:

Open Floor

UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. for adding classes to content

@joyously proposed the discussion of the possibility for themes to add UI to the editor for adding classes to content. After a lengthy discussion, the team agreed that it would be best to open a new GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. issue and continue the conversation there.

@estelaris followed by sharing that documentation work is happening for the redesign of the new HelpHub. The goal is to come up with a flexible template that can be used in other languages besides English.