The Design Team provides experience, interface, and visual design expertise for the WordPress project.
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It would also be great if there could be alternate meeting times scheduled to accommodate folks in other time zones — we would need a volunteer to facilitate those meetings
Based on this discussion, I’d like to propose that we change the meeting time to be at 15 UTC moving forward (3 hours earlier than the previously scheduled time).
“What’s New in GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/” release post assets
@fcoveram shared some assets he’s been creating for the next “What’s New in Gutenberg” release post. You can check out his latest designs in the Figma file.
Improvements to entity-saving
We also discussed potential improvements to multi-entity saving, including some issues that have already been opened around improving saving flows. The biggest takeaway was that it would be nice if multi-entity saving could be less complicated and more intutive, perhaps requiring less decision-making by the user when they click the Save button.
Possible directions for the About page headerHeaderThe 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. artwork by @fcoveram (notes shared on the ticket)
Some WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more.blockBlockBlock 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. patterns shared by @melchoyce (notes shared on the issue)
One larger topic of discussion that came up was around redesigning the About page templates/layout, and potentially even making the switch over to creating the page using blocks. This project seems like something that could be approached outside of the regular release cycle when launch assets are typically moving along too quickly to make major changes.
A few issues have already been proposed for discussion in the Design channel, including:
Adding the ability to create new posts from the BlockBlockBlock 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. Editor, Gutenberg issue #38554
This months discussion will focus on the [ + ] button that appears throughout the WordPress blockBlockBlock 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. editor. There are many names for it: the sibling inserter, the plus button, the quick inserter button, the in-between add button, and more. Last year I wrote a GitHub issue that describes some of the confusion around this button, and much of it is still relevant. I’d like to focus our discussion around:
Validating the problems outlined in the GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue.
Reviewing some of the suggested solutions.
Updating the issue with a way forward.
We’ll also have time for anyone to share their work or ask questions to the design team. Just drop a comment below, or show up and raise your hand. I hope to see you on Zoom tomorrow.
There’s so much design work happening every day across SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., TracTracTrac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/., GitHub and more. For good measure, here’s a few highlights from the past few weeks…
We had our team meeting a few days ago (Oct 6) in #design on Slack. One of the topics was around the scheduling of our meetings. Currently, we do a weekly meeting with the last meeting of the month being on Zoom.
One of the agenda items for our meeting was to discuss moving to a bi-weekly schedule. Since everyone in attendance seemed to be in favor of the change we’ll be starting this new schedule immediately. Next week (Oct 13) there will be no formal meeting. Our next meeting (Oct 20) will take place at the normal time (18:00 UTC) and will be on Zoom.
While there will be less formal, synchronous time, I encourage everyone to continue to share progress, suggest issues, and ask for help in #design on SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. at any time.
In addition to informal Slack chatter, there’s also some ongoing “Hallway Hangout” sessions happening throughout each week. These casual hangout sessions usually take place on Zoom and topics vary. Sometimes they are planned ahead, and other times they’re spur of the moment sessions announced in Slack.
Come join us in Slack and I hope to see you at a future meeting.
Our monthly “Show & Tell” Zoom call took place yesterday. This video chat is a place for designers to share their in-progress work and an opportunity for anyone to give feedback.
This months chat covered the following:
@karmatosed is planning to look into blockBlockBlock 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. support and will likely have a #hallway-hangout soon.
@javiarce shared his designs for background images.
As this is the last meeting of the month, we will be gathering on Zoom for our “Show & Tell.”
The agenda is open and we encourage anyone to share their design work with the team. If you have design work you’d like to share, or a topic you’d like to discuss together, please leave a comment below or in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack.