Design Share #57 (May 20-May 31)

This is a bi-weekly update of work the design group contributed to. Work happens in overview issues, and in needs design, or needs design feedback issues.

If you have updates you’d like to include in the next Design Share, drop a note in the #design channel. If you have questions, you can also ask them there, or as a comment on this post.

Media Library meets data views and updated Inspector

Status: Conceptual

WordPress 6.5 and the upcoming 6.6 release have focused on adding and enhancing data views in the Site Editor. The 6.6 update will introduce the foundational elements of a revamped Inspector, designed to accommodate various post types across different contexts.

This conceptual mockup demonstrates how these new features can transform the Media Library. The integration of layout switching, sorting, and filtering will provide a much-needed upgrade. Additionally, incorporating the Inspector into the data view will facilitate seamless quick and bulk editing of media files.

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. Connections

Status: In progress

Further explorations in denoting block connections to post metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. and other sources. It’s never the full block, it’s always attributes. Dive into the discussion.

Background Image

Status: Completed

There’s a new site-wide background image tool, which after a little refinement ended up as the above. The goal was to create a compelling default for that context, which ended up being tiled, but top/center aligned to go witih common site layouts.

Openverse’s About page

Other ideas explored

Status: In progress/Needs feedback

Given that the latest and upcoming implementations demand for a space to explain how the search engine works, we decided to revamp the About page by gathering all content that currently lives in isolated pages and pushing the brand further with a more attractive introductory area.

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