Design Share: Feb 14–25

Hey all 👋 Here are a few projects the Design Team has contributed to over the past couple of weeks.

Site Editor navigation

@joen is tinkering with @jameskoster on wild ideas for GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ issue #36667: a dedicated space for navigation.

Cover 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.

@javiarce and @joen started collaborating on improving the Cover Block to support multiple overlays.

Block locking

@critterverse shared a modal design and flow for user-level block locking.

Documentation update

@estelaris has been working on an update to the hashtag and its future use in documentation articles.

As part of the redesign of end user documentation, the docs team is looking into changing the hashtag # used at the end of the headlines in the articles. The hashtag nowadays has a different connotation but mainly because it is not accessible. The aria label applied to the hashtag makes screen readers duplicate the headline without warning or explanation.

The purpose is to remove the character # but not the functionality of an anchor link.

3D model icon

@fcoveram started exploring an icon for the 3D models content type Openverse is discussing displaying in a separated result.

WordPress Design Library

@javiarce started improving the WordPress Design Library. He upgraded the containers used to showcase the components and the examples, added descriptions, cleaned up some components, and refined the information blocks. He also analyzed the state of the components and variants, wrote a to-do list to highlight the pending work, and drafted a plan to deprecate the old components.

If you have updates you’d like to include in the next Design Share, please drop a note in the Design channel on the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or message @critterverse.

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