Design Meetings notes 6 May 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 are still looking for note takers and volunteers to facilitate triage sessions. @chaion07 volunteered as note taker.


@mapk introduced the May focus for Gutenberg.

  • FSE
  • Global styles
  • Navigation-menu screen
  • and other refinements
  • PRs that have PRs ready for testing. If you would like to try out the new 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. enhancements, you can do it with in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner.

Design updates for Gutenberg

Contributors Day at WCEU

There was a call for tasks that we could work on during contributors day. We have a comment from @mapk about Figma components but we would like to have more. Another task could be about colors/input styling consistency in Gutenberg. Please add to the post above.

Open Floor

Ste Dobrescu, a new contributor asked for advice on some work he is doing regarding CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. for the admin are in WordPress. The team provided some feedback and recommended he joined the #core-css channel where he can find more help.

@netpassprodsr introduced the idea of mentorship as a role for the design team. @karmatosed asked if anyone in the team is willing to write a proposal for the design team.