Design meeting notes April 8 2020

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. You can join the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

First up is a call for notetakers. Notes are super valuable for people not able to attend the meeting, and are quite a nice and easy way to contribute to the design team. PingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @karmatosed or @estelaris if you are interested, or leave a comment below!

Next, @michael-arestad updates us on GutenbergGutenberg 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. There’s a new prototype for multi-entity saving, and work is being done on an end-to-end prototype for full site editing! Feedback is welcomed.

@ibdz has been hard at work on Figma documentation, and wonders how to handle the design transition that Gutenberg is in now. Lots of mockup work is going toward the new G2 UIUI 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., but there are still WordPress versions shipping before that new UI is completely implemented.

It was suggested that it might be a good sprint to look at all the UI work being done and iterate to bring it all together. Any feedback is welcome in the doc linked above.

Then, @johnstonphillip shares in-progress work on a parent block selector in the editor. Comments are welcome. It’s a tricky problem to solve.

Lots of good discussion going on this week. Thanks everyone!