Design meeting notes 7 october

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.


Lots of good things happening with 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. There wasn’t anybody around to recap at this time, but keep an eye out for the next update on the Core Make blog.

There is an amazing team of designers working on the release of WordPress 5.6, there’s some good work happening there too:

As part of the 5.6 release process, we also have several bug scrubs scheduled that require testing. Here is the schedule in case you are interested:

@ibdz is working on iterating on Admin Color Schemes together with #core-css, helping with testing the reduced color palette proposed last week to clean up all those runaway colors.

@manzwebdesigns is working with #pluginreview on detecting plugins not meeting standards such as gifs in the backend.

@mapk is, among other things, taking a crack at the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. of the Query 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., with @hedgefield also diving into that particular conundrum to offer advice.

@hareeshpillai requested feedback on the following tickets:


Open floor

@joyously raised the point that the design meeting could use more focus to get people to own design tickets. Before we ran out of time, we talked briefly about how design happens at different paces for each contributor, and that some things don’t always make it to the meeting. It was suggested she makes a list of tickets that she feels have slipped through the cracks and we can review them next week.