Design meeting notes for September 25, 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. design updates

The team pulls through some final issues and pull requests for the next big WordPress release 5.3 (due 12 November).

If anyone can help test these and provide any feedback that is needed, that would be awesome!

Twenty Twenty theme update

The sub page view in Twenty Twenty.

This new default theme has been designed by @anlino and a group of dedicated contributors have been working hard on it.

@paaljoachim raised there are some issues that could do with design feedback.

Especially the following tickets could use some design feedback:

Please leave your feedback or additional ideas in the comments below the corresponding ticket and help the design of the new default theme move forward!

Test the new theme!

It would be really helpful if people install the theme and take it for a test drive. You can download the latest version from Github.

HelpHub update

@estelaris is still focussing on the homepage and exploring lists instead of using the grid, which may solve many of the issues that HelpHub has.

View the first iterations in Figma and kindly give your feedback on:

  1. how you feel about the list approach.
  2. whether to use sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. on homepage or not as it seems repetitive (is it accessible enough to only use link on the homepage).
  3. any other suggestion.

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