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.
As nobody objected, we’ll be moving the meeting time forward one hour starting from the meeting on March 25th, to compensate for Daylight Savings Time.
There is a call still open for triage and notetaking volunteers. Reach out to @karmatosed for core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. design triage or @mapk for 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/ triage if you are interested.
@mapk brings a flurry of Gutenberg news. Version 7.7 is out, and more details about the work on full-site editing were published. It would be great if people could test the new UI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. and 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. Patterns that shipped with 7.7.
@karmatosed proposed a once-a-month video meeting instead of the regular design chat in Slack. It could help people stay in touch in these work-from-home weeks, and offer a bit more loose design hangout. All were in agreement, so we’ll give it a first attempt at the last meeting of the month, which is also March 25th.
@ibdz asks where to find design resources for the new Gutenberg UI (G2) that launched with 7.7, and the Figma resources can be found here, with iterations happening here also. A page in the Handbook as overview of all Figma resources was suggested.
@paaljoachim brought an issue with a suggested improvement for the new fullscreen editor experience. More data about how users are grappling with this fullscreening of the editor by default would be nice to have.