Design meeting notes for July 31, 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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel by following the instructions in our handbook.


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.

Gutenberg 6.2 was released today! 🎉 🙌

@kjellr‘s PR to add additional borders to nested blocks is now merged and slated for the 6.3 release.

The design approach is changing for the Navigation Block.

Progress is being made on snap-to-grid functionality. Testers are appreciated for this early PR.

There are more contextual help iterations happening, including an intro modal, and a slide-out “Help” panel in the 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. library.

All of those issues could definitely use some feedback, so feel free to get involved!

Other updates

@assassinateur is asking for feedback and design help on work happening for the Icons Block.

Open floor

@joyously asked how would it look like if the Themes page in wp-admin could display data from a readme.txt file. You can read more and leave feedback here.