Design meeting notes for October 7, 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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Housekeeping

@karmatosed posted on make.wordpress.org/design details for the new handbook page for WordPress components. Everyone is encouraged to check it out and learn more about editing, adding and using the components.

Updates

WordPress Design Guidelines

@itsjonq shared the work he’s been doing on the WordPress Design Guidelines. The goal is to enhance and improve the current guidelines on WordPress.org.

These new guidelines can be found on https://wp-design-guidelines.netlify.com/foundations/. As of today, the guidelines only include Identity, Typography, Iconography and Colors.

In addition, the guidelines are open for everyone to contribute and add feedback and suggestions. The GitHubGitHub GitHub 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 is located at https://github.com/itsjonq/wordpress-design-guidelines.

The team thinks the new guidelines would be a great resource for WordCamps, in particular the upcoming WCUS and WCTokyo. The importance of having this resource translated to other languages was raised and there’s already an issue to explore that.

Everyone is welcome to try the new guidelines and leave any ideas, thoughts or feedback on GitHub.

Figma Components Library

@drw158 shared an update on the Figma components library. The “master components” have been moved to a new page and have been locked, to prevent accidental edits.

But fear not, there’s a new “Sticket Sheet” page where we can all copy/paste and also see all of the components.

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