Design team meeting notes september 23, 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 have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.

Next: we are doing some cleanup of Figma users. If you don’t know, Figma is the main design tool that our team uses for WordPress design. Our policy is that we give View access to everyone who asks for access to the Figma files, and Edit access only to those that are actively contributing to a project. We have revoked edit rights to users that have been inactive in Figma for over 6 months (the system reports them automatically). If you need to upgrade your access because you will work on a specific project, let us know and we will gladly grant you edit access again.


@estelarisis working on adding new pages to the design Handbook.

@bluetriangle is working on a post editor grid layout blockBlock 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. for custom blocks.

@melchoyce introduced the new theme on the Make blog.

@ibdz is working on a WP admin core design library in Figma.

@ZebulanStanPhill created a PR to provide an accessible way of displaying a summary for an accordion, to solve some longstanding accessibilityAccessibility 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). ( issues. It needs a design review before merge.

Main topic

The CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. team proposed to reduce the colors in Core. @ryelle tells us they’ve developed a tool that can replace all the colors with whatever palette we define. There was a palette proposal a while back, the team decided to use that as a starting point and iterate where needed. If you want to help, reach out in the #core-css channel on Slack.

One more thing

On Friday sept 25, @joen and @noahrshrader will be doing a casual Show And Tell to go over work they’ve been doing. It’s slated for 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST and 9:00 AM EDT.). Check the #design channel on Slack for details on how to join when the time nears. And next week there will be a ‘regular’ Show And Tell meeting during the Design Meeting timeslot!