Design meeting notes for September 18th, 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 6.5 has been released. Look for an update post tomorrow with details. This is the last full version that will be merged into WordPress 5.3, but please keep in mind that we’ll be working on new improvements weekly in the Gutenberg plugin. This update includes a new social block, border radius changes, changes to the block mover icons, and much more.

We’d love if you’re able to test!

Full site editing

Matias wrote a post about possibilities with the future of Gutenberg + WordPress. Well worth the read.


Estela Rueda shared a Figma design with updates to the Table of Contents page. Feedback is welcome! If you need access to Figma please let us know.


  • Andrea Fercia shared a Trac issue related to tab structures not using tab semantics. Discussion is welcome in the ticket 🙂
  • JB Audras brought up a discussion related to extending the timeline for higher contrast form fields and buttons. The discussion related to finding a balance where we can push some changes sooner for Accessibility purposes. The team will followup in Slack with any further points as we seek to figure out what we can ship sooner.