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 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.
We start off thanking @joshuawold for his incredible work as a team rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.. He is taking a well-deserved break, and we hope to see more of him in the future.
Next up, @karmatosed suggests we create a page in our handbook that describes our team processes. Workflows, resources, and also things like how contribution badges are awarded. Our process for this has not been the most consistent. It was discussed what the criteria should be for awarding a badge, and that we should do it on a regular basis. @mrMark suggested for example we could award a team badge after 15 contribution badges were earned in the past 30 days, though @folletto reminds us to not rely too much on rigid metrics alone, there should be room for the human aspect always. @karmatosed will write up a proposal for all this and we can iterate there.
Then, @mapk brought us updates from the 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/ front. Designs for full site editing are coming along nicely. Some issues that could use some eyeballs:
A lot of things are coming together in this prototype, do check it out: https://www.figma.com/file/TR15iRvk7toGHnKb68QN1K/Full-Site-Editing?node-id=29%3A1016
@estelaris will soon report on 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/. the findings of a working session at WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Vienna to reclassify documentation into categories and subcategories to improve search.
@matveb shared an issue for the consolidation of WordPress icon usage. This touches on two topics: one how to lower the barrier of entry to making and updating icons (“input”), and one to make the new icons available in WP (“output”). There are a lot of different icons used now, no longer exclusively Dashicons. And the process of adding new icons is a bit unclear. Any thoughts on this are welcome to be shared on the issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/20284
Finally, @mapk needs someone to lead the Gutenberg triage next tuesday. Any volunteers are welcome to send him a Slack message. He’ll amend the Handbook page with more info on leading that meeting. It’s really not scary! https://make.wordpress.org/design/handbook/workflows/weekly-design-triage/