Design team meeting notes 21 October 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 read 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 week is Design Show & Tell, a monthly Zoom meeting where you can showcase or update any project you are working on or ask for input on anything you are contributing. It is open to all design contributors.


@melchoyce let us know that Twenty Twenty-One is in BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. and the team would appreciate any input. You can test it in WordPress trunk or download the theme directly from GitHub.

@shaunandrews is looking into several floating (+) buttons, understanding their function, the problems they solve or create.

@anyssa and @elmastudio are designing the About page for release 5.6.

@karmatosed @estelaris have been moving 5.6 tickets and PRs.

@paaljoachim ran a successful Design Feedback session on Wednesday early morning. These may continue every other week, switching between early mornings and late evenings to allow for contributors in different time zones to join.

@mapk is working on 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.:

Open floor

The design team held a discussion about the use we are making of the Make/design blog, triage and meeting. While we have been running an experiment on trying to contain the surplus of information, we have also noticed that we are missing opportunities and the blog has turned into a list for meeting agendas and notes.

We had several ideas that could help us improve and there will be a post about this.