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GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/ Design update
@mapk updates us on what’s been going on with Gutenberg and design:
BlockBlockBlock 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.APIAPIAn API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. patterns are being designed. This could use some feedback around the different patterns being presented.
A discussion on language for labels follows, and @boemedia suggests testing designs with other languages besides English. As English is usually super short, and designs tend to break when translating into, for instance, German. @karmatosed suggests creating mockups with other languages too.
Another concern that’s raised by @nrqsnchz is, that he wonders how adding labels to the block toolbar is going to look like, since space is limited.
Design team TrelloTrelloProject management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. Board
Should we have a meeting where we go through and decide triage style what to do or close?
Is it useful?
How can it be more useful but still be approachable for new people without reading a manual?
As some things have changed since the design team used the Trello board in the current setup, Tammie suggests the following:
Before next week I can move over resources column to handbook
Before next week I will also pingPingThe act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” each ticket to see if owner wants to do anything with it or unasign.
Next week we do triage of board : do not go through and see what we want to do or not. Perhaps have a ‘future maybe’ column?
Each week we add in a timeboxed 15 minutes of ‘Trello checking’
Once it’s in order we can also open for new ideas.
If you have thoughts about this, please feel free to leave it in the comments section below these notes, or reply on Slack (account required).
@boemedia feels inspired by the design explorations Andy Clarke does for Smashing Magazine. She also recommends reading the book ‘Art Direction for the Web’ that he wrote for Smashing Magazine.