The Design Team provides experience, interface, and visual design expertise for the WordPress project.
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Welcome to the 50th GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/ design update y’all!
With that, here’s a video of the full site editing experience from @matveb during the WPBlock Talk online event.
Seeing this come together is amazing! Watch Matias navigate through the experience and easily build a site and edit crucial content within the same interface.
Gutenberg now has its own icons package. This allows Gutenberg to use SVG icons when needed without requiring an entire sprite of icons to load as Dashicons does.
This being said, there’s an interesting post from Joen about the future of Dashicons. Spoiler, they are not going away and will remain a vital part of WordPress. They’re just getting another 30-something icons and then moving to a maintenance mode wherein they will no longer accept further requests.
Now’s a great time to get involved. While the work on this project is intense, it’s always important to glean new perspectives from other WordPress users and community members. Just drop into any of the links provided above to read up on the details and contribute.
Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!