Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #31

I think Fridays are speeding up. It’s hard to believe another one is already here.

Widgets to blocks

Discussion around “element queries” is happening. The reason is because we’d like to show the mobile-web view of Gutenberg in the Customizer for the widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.-blocks stuff. The CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. side still isn’t at the mobile-web view yet, but it’s working better thanks to this PR.

Navigation 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.

Tightening up

Usability tests

The usability tests are being conducted weekly. One thing I’ve noticed frequently is the lack of ease when placing images along side other images or text. Sure we’ve got blocks that make this possible (which is awesome!) but it’s not quite as discoverable yet.

I submitted an issue a while back regarding how we might make this better. We’d allow users to drag a simple block (Image block) onto another simple block (Image block) which would then automatically create a complex block (Gallery block).

Here’s a couple older gifs courtesy of @kjellr.

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