Design Team Meeting Notes April 7, 2021

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 agenda here. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Attendees:  @estelaris, @ashiquzzaman@paaljoachim@hedgefield@ibdz, @jameskoster,  @kellychoffman, @melchoyce, @critterverse, @Nirbhay Singh

Housekeeping

@hedgefield has been working on the handbook expects to add major changes by this week. Requesting everyne to keep an eye on the handbook by the end of the week.

Contributions to the Design Team is always welcomed. Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @estelaris or @chaion07 and they will guide you through.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights

Announcements

There will be a company-wide test of FSE at Yoast. @hedgefield believes that it will bring in some valuable feedback on some designs.

Project Updates

@ibdz has been working on the Figma library, adding the new colors. He has checked with the ‘source of truth’, made changes, and published the Styles.

  • WP-Admin Colors in WordPress 5.7 : Blue, Gray, Red, Yellow, Green
  • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Colors
  • Deprecated previous Light and Dark Gray.
  • Rename to correct the folder ‘Gradients’ to ‘Opacity’.

As for the next step, he will inspect and work on the Components.

@ibdz also agreed to post a monthly post on “changes in Figma library”. The design team believes posts like this is going to be useful to all.

@jameskoster Combined all the separate button states into variants which will make it much easier to consume. This makes swapping the button states easier, For example – instead of having four versions of the Primary button, you can have just one and swap the button states via inline class. More variants can be found here. He also believes some refinement needs to be done.

Open Floor

@joyously reminded that there were requests for feedback for the Reusable Blocks interface and for how the Appearance menu should be with Full Site Editing. Because the recent change n Reusable Blocks generated lots of forum topics, the recent changes were all related to the 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. change. Because of the UI changes, people are inadvertently deleting Reusable Blocks. He requests to put a process to prevent this from happening in the future. He hopes 5.7.1 will fix everything.

@paaljoachim mentioned that one major issue with Reusable Blocks is that one can not discard a save, find the issue here Bottom line was that when the new Reusable 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. concept/feature was released.

@critterverse has been doing some work with Reusable Blocks here and @estelaris said, designers are exploring solutions and enhancements.

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Design Team Meeting Notes: March 24, 2021

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 agenda here. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Attendees: @chaion07, @ashiquzzaman, @muhammadbux, @vbaimas, @williampatton, @fahimmurshed, @kellychoffman, @audrasjb, @alexdeborba, @annezazu, @mukesh27

Housekeeping

  • We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.
  • Contributions to the Design Team is always welcomed. Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @estelaris or @chaion07 and they will guide you through.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights

  • Peter published a p2 on the WordPress 5.7 Maintenance Release Schedule. Congratulations to @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb for being the Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. and Deputy Lead respectively. The release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is scheduled for April 7, 2021 at 23:00 UTC and the final release is scheduled for April 14, 2021 at 23:00 UTC.
  • @priethor published the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ update for March 2021. Check this p2 out to get to know not only about not only what’s new on Gutenberg but also 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.-Based WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Editor, Navigation Screen, Full Site Editing. You can also find information on areas to be aware of and how you can get involved.
  • @audrasjb published another Week in Core p2.
  • @annezazu published a p2 which highlights on the Core Editor Improvements.

Announcements

  • There’s a call for Testing. If you are closely following the Gallery Block developments, this p2 is for you. Props to @glendaviesnz for an in depth write up on why the changes are being made and what needs testing.
  • Show and Tell Meeting: Our monthly ‘Show and Tell’ Meeting for March 2021 is taking place next week. If you are working on something and would like to share with the team then please ping either @estelaris or @chaion07 over Slack.

Updates

  • Update on Figma: @ibdz wasn’t available to share his update with the team.
  • If you’re following the WP Briefing podcast by @chanthaboune then you know there’s a new one out now. Titled as ‘How WordPress Improves‘ in this episode Josepha explores the WordPress release process. You can subscribe to Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PocketCasts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher so that you don’t miss out on the future episodes.
  • There is a proposal for Native Typescript Support in Gutenberg. Props to @sarayourfriend for the in-depth write up on Typescript, the benefits, details of the proposal and the path forward.

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Design Team Meeting Notes March 17, 2021

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 agenda here. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Attendees: @estelaris, @chaion07, @ibdz, @ashiquzzaman, @hedgefield,

Housekeeping

  • Design Handbook Pages on TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.: We would like to ask for contributors who would like to review the pages that have already been written and to write any other missing pages. @ibdz, @chaion07, @estelaris & @hedgefield have already volunteered to work on this. If you are interested then please let us know in the #design channel over Slack.
  • Looking for a Figma maintainer: @ibdz volunteered to maintain the components in Figma and add any changes necessary from now on.
  • Adding Note-takers to the Team Page: In an effort to recognize the regular contributors better, the team decided to add the note-takers to the list on the Handbook. We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These are both great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.
  • Contributions to the Design Team is always welcomed. Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @estelaris or @chaion07 and they will guide you through.

Announcements

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Design Team Meeting Agenda for March 24, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 18:00 UTC in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

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

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Design team meeting agenda for 17 March 2020

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 07:00 GMT+1 in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

If you would like to add something to the agenda then please leave a comment. Thank you!

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Design Team Meeting Notes March 10, 2021

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 agenda here. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Attendees: @reachmazharul @adampickering, @chaion07, @kristengunther, @FahimMurshed, @hedgefield, @mukesh27, @kellychoffman, @critterverse, @paaljoachim, @aurangajeb, @hnew, @joyously, @estelaris, @karmatosed, @rashedul007, @annezazu, @ravipatel

Annoucement

WordPress 5.7 Esperanza is available! You can read about the post by Matt following this link: https://wordpress.org/news/2021/03/esperanza/ 

The highlights for WordPress 5.7 are:

  • The new editor is easier to use
    • Font-size adjustment in more places
    • Reusable blocks
    • Inserter drag-and-drop
  • Do more without writing custom code
    • Full-height alignment
    • Buttons 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.
    • Social Icons block
  • A simpler default color palette
  • From HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. to HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. in a single click
  • New Robots APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.
  • Lazy-load your iFrames
  • Ongoing cleanup after update to jQuery 3.5.1

Kudos to @hedgefield Tim Hedgefield for serving the role of the design lead for WordPress 5.7 release.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights

To get involve:
– Core Editor weekly Wednesdays @ 14:00 UTC in #core-editor focused on all-things GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/.
– Block-Based Themes meeting twice monthly on Wednesday @ 16:00 UTC in #themereview focused on preparing for Full Site Editing.

Updates

With the release of WP 5.7 also comes an end to this term of release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.. @hedgefieldand was confused during this time as there wasn’t much documentation for guidance. He learned a lot from talking to previous leads – @estelaris and @karmatosed. With the learning of the process, he compiled a guide for the design Handbook.

During the 5.7 release, the design team ran joint meetings between the design 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) teams. Since they were helpful, the team agreed to run them monthly during quiet times and weekly during releases.

Full Site Editing

Testing Call #3 is about Creating a fun & custom 404 page: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/03/09/fse-program-testing-call-3-create-a-fun-custom-404-page/ props to @annezazu

@chaion07 is continuing a conversation with @estelaris on the Triage Summary Format. Expect a p2 on as soon as the draft is ready. The tentative timeline for the p2 is 2 weeks from now.

Discussion

Timezone and Daylight Savings

@cbringmann posted in a p2 recently in the Update Blog mentioning the time changes: https://make.wordpress.org/updates/2021/02/09/2021-daylight-savings-time-planning/ 

The dates are:

  • March 14 – US/CA starts DST
  • March 29 – UK/EU starts DST
  • April 4 – AU ends DST

As for the DST time, last time the team decided to follow the UTC time and didn’t change the meeting time as it is very confusing for everyone.

@estelaris will make a post before the end of the week regarding DTS time, if anyone objects or has any other ideas, please add them there.

Open Floor

@estelaris mentioned PR #29709, although it has been closed now, she believes it is food for thought regarding the impact every small change to the block editor is making on users.

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Design Team Meeting Agenda for 10 March 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 18:00 UTC in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
  • Announcements
  • Updates
  • Discussion
  • Open floor

If you would like to add something to the agenda then please leave a comment. Thank you!

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Design Team Meeting Agenda for 03 March 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 18:00 UTC in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
  • Announcements
  • Updates
  • Open floor

If you would like to add something to the agenda then please leave a comment. Thank you!

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Design Team Show and Tell Summary: February 2021

This is a summary of the Monthly Show and Tell that happens on the last Wednesdays each month. You can read the details on our Slack channel and for a full discussion watch the video below. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook. During our meeting, we discussed on how to actively become a Design Contributor.

Attendance: This month we had a total of 10 contributors attending the meeting. @chaion07, @estelaris, @critterverse, @paaljoachim, @ashiquzzaman, @shaunandrews, Heather New, Kristen Gunther, Peter, Joel Yoder are among the ones who attended the February 2021 Show and Tell. If you wish your Wp.Org username to be added to this post then please comment below or contact @chaion07 on Slack.

Effectively Contributing to the Make WordPress Global Design

Among the many ways people can get involved with WordPress includes organizing or speaking at Meetups or WordCamps, etc. In order to become a Design Contributor you can simply do the following:

  • visit make.wordpress.org/
  • Click on Design
  • Click on the Design Handbook
  • Click on Get Involved
  • Follow the steps and choose your preferred area for contribution
  • You can also read about the Current Focuses & the Workflows
  • Once you get going you can also start Giving Feedback
  • No need to worry at all following the steps you can always pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” us on the Make WordPress Global Design Channel over Slack.
  • Additionally attending the Weekly Meetings and Triage is also a great opportunity for new contributors to get involved with Design. You can find the Meeting Calendar to find out information on the Meetings Times and Slack Channel for getting involved.

You can also watch the recording for the Show and Tell to know more in details. Please feel free to ping either @estelaris or @chaion07 for any assistance that you may need.

We look forward to having you with the Design Team. The next Show and Tell is set to take place on the Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 18:00 UTC.

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Design Team Meeting Notes February 17, 2021

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 agenda here. You can join the 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/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Attendees: @estelaris, @shaunandrews, @critterverse, @jameskoster, @kellychoffman, @karmatosed, @chaion07, @xris, @joyously, @ashiquzzaman, @hedgefield

Housekeeping

  • We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.
  • Contributions to the Design Team is always welcomed. Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @estelaris or @chaion07 and they will guide you through.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights

Updates

Joint Design & A11YAccessibility 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Bug Scrubs: Meetings are being held on a rotating basis on design 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) channels. The purpose of these meeting is to find the tickets that require most attention for the 5.7 release.

Icons in Figma: Based on last weeks discussion about the icons in Figma, particularly anchor hashtag. Upon some research, @estelaris came up with this Wikipedia reference as seen in this example. Estela would check with 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 Accessibility Teams respectively about the issues we may have about changing the anchor to an icon instead of a character and will report back to the team.

Open Floor

N/A

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