Design Share: Aug 1–12

Hi, all! Here are a few projects the Design Team has contributed to over the past couple of weeks.

Twenty Twenty-Three default theme kickoff

An experimental new process was kicked off for designing the style variation-focused Twenty Twenty-Three theme with a post on the Make Design blog. Join us in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel: coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-themes-projects.

Visual template building

A number of recent / upcoming developments present an opportunity to implement a more visual, and flexible template creation experience. @jameskoster explored more here.

Pre-publish sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. summary section

@javiarce published a proposal to improve the pre-publish sidebar with a summary section that includes the document title, excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox., featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts., tags, and categories. 

Editor welcome guide with setup

We have a number of useful appearance and 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). ( options in the Editor. To enable folks to customize their editing experience from the get-go, @jameskoster has been exploring a way to surface these options as a part of the on-boarding process. He recently shared a post on the Make Design blog requesting feedback on the proposal.

Openverse headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.

@fcoveram continued with the Openverse header, this new version proposes shifting the content type and filtering on a popover without leaving the page.

Global Styles previews

When customizing 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. defaults (in Global Styles → Blocks), there isn’t always an in-canvas preview present for the block you’re customizing. By including a preview in the inspector, you can nevertheless get a sense of your changes. @joen explored this in a ticket.

Stepped Slider

The stepped slider is a new UIUI 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. control that lets users take advantage of preset spacing values. The effort unearthed some interesting challenges around how to present indeterminate states, and the control is likely to evolve further in the future. Dive into the conversation on the ticket.

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 Slack.

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