Design meeting notes April 22, 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.

We’re still looking for notetakers! Leave a comment if you’re interested.

@mapk 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. developments. New interest is gathering around the drag and drop experience, that’s great. And work is being done to tighten up other areas too while full site editing progresses, that’s good to hear.

@timothybjacobs put in a request for design for a new Site Health feature, the recovery mode link. It should be a straightfoward addition to the login screen to mock up for them. Any designers up for that, jump into the linked issue and help out!

Next, we discussed WCEU 2020 contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. To make everything run smoothly in a remote setting, we need a few things:

  • Info in the handbook for new contributors. There is some info there, but mostly for organizers, not new contributors. Something like this. This could be looked at during the handbook restructuring proposed last week.
  • Office hours between 25 May and 3 June. People can come to the #design channel on Slack and get onboarded before contributor day starts. @ibdz and @estelaris offered to help out there.
  • Ideas for tasks. One suggestions was to simulate a triage and walk through open issues. A call for that will go out soon.

We should also add an archive for the previous Show and Tell zoom meetings to our Handbook.

Next week is another Show and Tell zoom meeting instead of our regular meeting, let us know in the comments if you have something to show off that you’re working on!