Design meeting notes for 11 march 2020

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 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 design triage or @mapk for 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 and Block 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.