Design meeting agenda for 18 feb 2020

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 19:00 UTC

  • Housekeeping
    • Design team and contribution badges discussion: let’s get a process!
    • How we work page proposal idea. A suggestion to improve the team handbook about page with more information about how we work as a team.
  • Updates from any specific focuses
  • Trello: what is in our inbox?
  • Discussion
    • Consolidating WordPress icons
  • Open floor

This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack.

Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

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Design meeting notes for February 12th 2020

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Updates

@mapk started off by sharing an update on Gutenberg. Gutenberg 7.5 released! Some notable features:

  • Social links block
  • Feature images in the Latest Posts block
  • Inline text color options

@mapk also shared a post by Riad on February priorities for Gutenberg.

@nrqsnchz shared design iterations the team has been doing on the block library with a Block Patterns focus. This UI will significantly change the Block Library interface. Feedback is welcome!

Inbox

@estelaris shared an update on work for HelpHub pages. The team needs to find a way to organize the articles with the goal of creating better search. Check out the full Slack conversation if you’d like to help.

Open floor

Valentine Bora shared a few items in Meta/Forums that need design approval. Checkout the full Slack conversation for context and helping out.

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Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 12th February

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 19:00 UTC

  • Housekeeping
  • Updates from any specific focuses
  • Trello: what is in our inbox?
  • Discussion
  • Open floor

This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack.

Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

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Design meeting notes for Feb 5th 2020

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

@karmatosed starts off asking for extra people to help run the triage meetings on monday, where we discuss open tickets and prioritize for the next release. Volunteers can speak up in the slack channel or via DM.

@mapk reports that Gutenberg 7.4 will be out soon, and it’s looking really good.

Next, @karmatosed asks for design feedback on the auto updates settings that’s new for 5.4. https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/48850 Take a look at it and share your thoughts, this is an interesting new feature for WordPress.

@estelaris and @bph bring a design ticket for feedback. Helphup and Devhub don’t have a way for people to leave feedback on the documentation. This would add a comment form to those pages. @karmatosed advised simplifying the form and then iterating, and @michael-arestad had concerns about moderating, but the comments will not be shown publically clarified @bph.

Finally, @paaljoachim brings https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/16014 to our attention.

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Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 5th February

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 19:00 UTC

  • Housekeeping
  • Updates from any specific focuses
  • Trello: what is in our inbox?
  • Discussion
  • Open floor

This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack.

Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

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Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #44

Full site editing is underway! Mockups are being explored and Information Architecture (IA) flows are being examined. Let’s take a look at the work.

Full site navigation

Navigating through various pages, posts, templates, and template-parts can get overwhelming quickly. It’s tricky. Figuring out how to navigate through these flows and simplify it for the users is incredibly important.

Template and template-part navigation
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19252

Site navigation
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19204

Templates and template-parts

While navigating through all the stuff, a user should be able to edit templates and template-parts intuitively.

Editing template-parts
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19253

Global styles

Roadmap overview
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19611#issuecomment-579936240

Project Boards

Full site editing: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/35
Global styles: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/40


Get involved

Now’s a great time to get involved. While the work on this project is intense, it’s always important to glean new perspectives from other WordPress users and community members. Just drop into any of the links provided above to read up on the details and contribute.

Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!

#design, #gutenberg-weekly, #phase-2

Design Meeting Notes for 29 January 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 find the meeting’s agenda here.

Housekeeping

There is a call for volunteers for the Get Involved table at WCAsia. If you are attending, it will be a great opportunity to give back.

Updates

Gutenberg updates

@mapk is working on moving any design-related projects to the board on GitHub. If anyone wants to get involved and help shape the design of Gutenberg 5.4, there are several tasks that they can work on.

@kjellr invited the design members to attend the New Bi-Weekly Block-based themes meeting which will be a great opportunity for Design, Core and Theme teams to discuss the theme-related impact of full-design editing work in Gutenberg. Agendas and notes will be posted to the http://make.wordpress.org/themes

This was a short meeting due to #core and privacy meetings happening at the same time. We’ll be back again next week, in the meantime, please leave your comments.

Design meetings are:

  • Core/meta triage: Monday 17:30 UTC
  • Gutenberg triage: Tuesday 17:00 UTC
  • Design Team: Wednesday 19:00 UTC

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Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #43

Howdy, and happy Friday! Gutenberg 7.3 just released this week! It included a several fantastic improvements.

Gutenberg 7.3

Navigation block text/background colors

Navigation block text and background color

Better block labels in the Navigation block’s Navigator

Navigation block navigator

Replace media flow has been added to the Cover 19583, Media+Text 19198, File 19174, Audio 19158 and Video 19162 blocks.

Replace media flow component for an Image block

This release also includes lots of “lighter DOM” PRs which improve performance and make the DOM easier to style for both plugin and theme authors. Many, many, many bug fixes as well.

WordPress 5.4 Preparation

In preparation for WordPress 5.4, a list of particular PRs has been gathered that I’m hoping we can get in. The list includes:

Theme experiments

Over at Themeshaper.com, @jffng began experimenting around a block-based theme for WordPress and posted about his experience.

Configure or restrict interactions in Gutenberg

One use-case is for admins to configure or restrict the interactions within Gutenberg. @youknowriad goes into detail around how the improvements to the API allow for some of this recently.


Get involved

Now’s a great time to get involved. While the work on this project is intense, it’s always important to glean new perspectives from other WordPress users and community members. Just drop into any of the links provided above to read up on the details and contribute.

Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!

#design, #gutenberg-weekly, #phase-2

Design meeting notes for January 22, 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 find the meeting’s agenda here.

Updates from any specific focuses

Gutenberg

@mapk shared that Gutenberg 7.3 was just released. There’s been a lot of improvements such as the Navigation block, the new Replace Media flow, new full site editing blocks, and a huge performance boost. 

Proposed design focus for the 5.4 release

@karmatosed and @mapk worked on a list of proposed design projects, tickets and issues to focus on for the 5.4 release that is coming up in February. Comments and feedback are welcome. The biggest item in need of design work is the editor, while most of the rest is providing design feedback.

Trello: what is in our inbox?

There was nothing new added to our Trello board this week.

Open floor

A few tickets, issues and PRs in need of feedback were raised. Please feel free to review them and add your comments:

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Design Meeting Notes for 15 January 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 find the meeting’s agenda here.

Housekeeping

Last week there was a call for both notetakers and triage facilitators. The call is still open, if you are interested, leave a comment after these notes or announce yourself in the #design Slack channel.

Updates

Gutenberg updates

@mapk let us know that the workaround full-site editing is moving forward. Several issues have been identified and Gutenberg designers are reviewing UX flows in relation to these issues. 

Other specific works happening around Gutenberg include usability testing on Columns blocks, more work and design for Navigation block and global styles.

Discussion

@karmatosed open discussion around WP 5.4. And the list created of items the #design team would like to include. The list is very optimistic and needs prioritizing.

We ask people to review the list and let us know in the comments what do you think should be worked out for 5.4.

Open Floor

We reviewed two tickets: #48850: Plugins Screen: introduce “Automatic updates” column/option and #49199: Introduce Automatic update opt-in setting for themes. Both tickets are part of the 9 priorities for 2019-2020.

We talked about options in text and toggles like “on/off”. See examples on the Slack chat. You can leave your thoughts on both tickets. @kjellr is back and retaking the topic of how themes work with Gutenberg. Follow up his experiments on the mentioned repository. In the future, there will be more updates in #themereviews and make/themes if people want to follow this topic.

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#auto-update, #gutenberg, #volunteers