Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #28

Happy Friday everyone! Gutenberg 6.2 was released this week with loads of improvements. There was another performance boost in loading time from 5.9s to 4.8s. Let’s take a look at the more recent design enhancements.

Widgets to blocks

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there are some issues recently created to help move this forward. I’d say we’d all like this to be completed for WordPress 5.3.

Tightening up

Some recent merges happened shortly after the release that will effect the usability of both nested blocks and the keyboard navigation.

Nested block borders and padding
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/14961 (merged)

Nested block interactions
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/16820 (merged)
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/16817

Keyboard Navigation/Edit modes
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/16500 (merged)

There’s also discussion around a Gutenberg default grid going on that needs feedback.

Gutenberg grid
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/16271

Navigation block

After some discussion, the Nav block has taken a design pivot. There’s an effort to include existing block patterns and to help improve basic block interactions that can improve other blocks having similar issues.

New stuff


Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!

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