Design meeting notes for July 24, 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. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.



 Gutenberg 6.2 release is being pushed back a week.

@mapk requested testing on the following PRs:

Mark also added that there’s been a lot of improvements to the Table block.

@melchoyce asked for more feedback on the Block Directory.

Component Audits

@drw158 shared that the component audits he’s been doing are all done. 🎉 He’s been auditing each React UI component that Gutenberg provides while looking for opportunities to improve naming, structure, composition, and visually-related props. Here’s more background on why we’re doing them and as always, feedback and discussion are most welcome.


Design team Trello board

@karmatosed has been doing some triage and commented on a few cards on our Trello board. (If you can’t see the board, comment on this thread in Slack to be added).

WordPress style guide in handbook

@karmatosed has been going through and seeing what can be added, removed and/or adjusted on the handbook style guide. She has come up with a list of suggestions and documented them in this spreadsheet. Your feedback is welcome and can be left in the comments of this post.

Open floor

@kjellr shared the unstyled Gutenberg starter theme. This theme is built to easily test unstyled Gutenberg. He’s been working on it and aiming to submit to the Theme Repo later this week so it’s available to more folks.