Design Share: Dec 19–Dec 30

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

Translate Redesign

We explored a redesign of the Translate pages with several things still being worked on.

Top toolbar improvements

For constrained contexts or simply if you prefer, there’s an option to dock the 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. toolbar to the top of the screen. At the moment this results in a stacked and somewhat clumsy experience, which these explorations aim to mitigate through making the singular top toolbar contextual. Needs dev in 40450.

An in-canvas drag handle exploration

An ongoing problem with the top toolbar option is that there’s no handle for drag and drop. To go along with top toolbar improvements, this is an exploration to move the handle back in context of the block, same color as the text, so it works for either toolbar configuration.

Move outline stats to the top of the outline

The document outline was recently merged into the list view. Responding to feedback that it was easy to miss at the bottom, we moved those stats to the top of the outline tab. Completed in 46648.

A unified 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. components grid

Block editor UI components are currently a mix of sizes ranging from 32 over 36 to 40px in height. This new issue outlines an approach to unifying on 32 and 40px sizes, with 40px being the tall and graceful default, and the more compact size being appropriate for a few specific contexts, such as the top toolbar. Issue 46734.

Adding Fonts

Mockups to go with PR 46332, which explores font management.

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 The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

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