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@boemedia asked for a little update this week on ways you can contribute right now. There are a few ways you can contribute right now to call out:
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/: join the triage sessions each week and also the ‘needs design feedback’ label.
Weekly coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. triages.
Any tickets with 5.3 marked, the next focus for this team on .org.
Last but not least, don’t forget there is always metaMetaMeta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.tracTracTrac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. to help in!
Gutenberg design update
@mapk mentioned that there has been lots of work to help provide inline tips and wants some comments on one specific design recently shared:
The discussion was around whether tips are intrusive and have a negative impact on the user when trying to get to the editor since there is data that users close them as soon as they appear. The #design team agreed that it is a good idea to keep on trying things and that inline tips for users should continue with the idea that tips would eventually disappear.
A new problem was introduced by merging this new control (icon) to the alignment group of icons since it relates to the full-width and wide formatting. But these icons are now all collapsed into a dropdown. This new formatting option can be selected in addition to the other options like full-width. Now we need to offer the ability for users to multi-select options in the dropdown.
And do we show both selections in the toolbar if there are two options selected?
The highlight of the discussion focused on the name, icon, and utility. Since it is “full-height” equivalent of “full width”, @sarahmonster suggested to call it “full-height” instead of “expand to viewport” which is a bit technical. The wording is important because it doesn’t refer to the document’s full-height, but to screen height.
@melchoyce also mentioned that the icon is used as “flip image” in the image editor, so they would need a new icon. There are no plans to request a new icon.
We also agreed that wide/full width belong to sizing and not alignment and that would be a better separation. Under sizing, there could be different combinations: full size, wide, fullscreen, etc. This option would avoid the need for multiple selections.
@blaidalfo was looking for clarification on the workflow with Figma libraries + Gutenberg GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ repo. He followed the instructions posted by @davewhitley: