These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesdays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.
Being this the first meeting of the year, we are looking for volunteers for 2 specific roles:
- Volunteers to be part of the notetaking pool for meetings. We rotate each week to spread the load
- We would like to train people to run triage sessions
And we got a volunteer for note-taking: @adampickering
Gutenberg 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ updates
@mapk announced that Gutenberg 7.2 will come out today. @mapk will be running usability tests for the Columns block.
Also, designers are diving into full site editing!! There is a label in GitHub, so if anyone wants to talk through design ideas, leave your comments there.
@karmatosed let us know that there is a repo for wordcamp.org that has a “needs design” label and needs our help. It is a great way to contribute by giving feedback or adding sketches as needed.
@estelaris presented the first draft for the article page for HelpHub, the prototype shows the use of menus. Feedback was requested on:
- Avoid using hamburger menus
- The Documentation menu (blue block 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.), is it possible to be expanded?
- The Topics section at the top to help the user find out the information presented without having to scroll down unnecessarily
- Avoiding hamburger menus is a +1!
- The menu in the blue block can be expanded, increase the font size and the padding to give eyes space to rest
- The topics section is a good solution, try other design treatments for the block
- Overall, increase the padding and/or line-height to create white space and do not use many font-sizes
- Do not use all-caps for titles
A new draft will be presented to the #design team next week and a P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. is planned after the #docs team provides the final sub-categories to open the design to public feedback.