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- We can still use more volunteers for note-taking and triage leading. Leave a comment below if you’re interested.
- We welcome @karmatosed back from sabbatical.
Gutenberg 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
@michael-arestad brings Gutenberg updates: A new Gutenberg release is happening shortly. The block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-based widgets screen will no longer be experimental this release.
- Global styles work is ramping up with @noah leading the design.
- Proposals for font family and font weight picking. It was the source of discussion during a triage yesterday.
- @mapk is starting design work on the Query block.
- @q continues to masterfully improve the G2 Components project. This post about a Style System is particularly interesting.
- A prototype for searching the block directory within the inserter was proposed last week. We’ve received good feedback as @michael-arestad is working up the next iteration.
@snaushads initiated some work on the wp-admin>Gutenberg update and asked what should be the starting point of the Admin>Gutenberg iteration, is it a UI 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. refresh or a complete overhaul? Explorations of which can be found here: https://www.figma.com/file/5guogx5ebxfqJgUQNj5hta/Core-Navigation?node-id=518%3A20969 He had a chat with @michael-arestad and they both agreed that it should be incremental. @snaushads further posed the question on What should be the starting baseline inclement?
- Form Fields
- Color Schemes, or
- Other areas.
@ibdz suggested he is currently working on the Figma WP-Admin Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. library. According to his suggestion we can start with:
- Text Styles
- Effect Styles
Then experiment on the components along with views. From current 5.5, there’s a lot of inconsistency shade of grey using hex mixing with rgba.
@michael-arestad suggested that Colors would be an excellent starting point. He further suggested dropping into #core-css weekly chat tomorrow if possible.
@estelaris added saying It is important to collaborate with other teams that relate to the project we are working on. He will need input from Core, CSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., Accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility). Regarding the question about what is the concern with the a11y Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issues from last year’s audit she said that is a good question to take to the #accessibility team in their next meeting. They may have a better answer.