Design team meeting agenda for 16 December 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
    • Call for note-takers and triage facilitators
  • Announcements
    • Today is the last team meeting of the year. We will be back on 15 January 2021 with a triage session
  • Updates
  • Discussion
    • Bringing back a more productive triage session (45 to 60 mins)
  • Open floor

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

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Design meeting team notes December 2, 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. 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.

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.

The team is also looking forward to a holiday break, a post about this will follow the notes.

Announcements

Release 5.6 is scheduled for 8 December, this is the first all-female team release and both @mrahmadawaisand @estelaris are part of the release team.

The #core team posted a wish list for release 5.7

The marketing team wants your input for The Month of WordPress, they meet on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm UTC in the #marketing Slack channel.

Updates

@ibdz has recently reincorporated to the work on the visual regression report for color schemes with the #core-css team.

@hedgefield continues working on mockups for the notification center project and it should be ready to being prototyping soon. There are still several issues going in the WP notify repo, if anyone wants to follow up.

Main topic

The call for design team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. closed on 30 November and we only had @chaion07 nomination. Since he had several +1 from the team, we decided to name him next design team rep and will be replacing @karmatosed. There is an announcement to follow.

Open floor

@hedgefield asked about the progress on G2. For those unfamiliar with it, G2 is the next iteration of the post editor 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.. At the moment, @joen and @itsjonq are working on the project. Here is a calendar of the current status and there will also be a summary of the work being done. In the meantime, you can read more about it in @itsjonq‘s blog.

@ibdzalso mentioned that the WP Notify project is inviting designers to challenge the direction now.

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#5-6-release, #color-schemes, #g2, #team-rep, #wp-notify

Design team meeting agenda for 2 December 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
    • Call for note-takers and triage facilitators
    • holiday schedule
  • Announcements
    • Release 5.6 is scheduled for 8 December, you can review the field guide
    • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team posted a wish list for release 5.7
    • The marketing team is working on The Month of WordPress for December, to add something attend a marking meeting on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm UTC in the #marketing Slack channel.
  • Updates
  • Main topic
    • New team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.
  • Open floor

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

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Design team Show & Tell for 25 November 2020

The design team is still working on 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. development as well as experimenting into other platforms for live design sessions, some of the highlights:

@itsjonq is doing live demos on G2 components on Twitch. He will be announcing any sessions in the Slack #design channel.

@mapk showed us improvements on the query block and we actually discussed solutions like combining steps in one screen or splitting the action into two steps/two screens.

@karmatosed mentioned an issue brought up in the Slack #design channel regarding the libraries that exist in Figma. @karmatosed archived the old Figma libraries and updated the design handbook: Figma tools as well as the WordPress components pages.

@itsjonq consulted the team about his work on project maps and planning for G2 components.

@estelaris reminded the team about adding their nominations on the open call for a new team rep. Nominations will close on November 30 and voting will take place on December 2 during the weekly meeting.

design team members participating in the show and tell for November 2020

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Design team Show & Tell 25 November 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

There is no set agenda for Show and Tell and the design team opens the meeting for anyone who would like to present what they are working on. Mostly, it is members of the design team that take advantage of this, but if you are member of another team and are working on a WP design-related project/feature, you are welcome to join us.

If you would like to present, please leave a comment below.

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Design Team Meeting Notes November 18, 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 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.

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.
  • There is a call for team rep nominations. @karmatosed is rotating out of this role, but she’ll still be contributing so it’s not a goodbye! The call is for one team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. who will join @estelaris.
Updates

@hedgefield drew attention to efforts being given to the WP notification center project where developers are discussing and making some early designs. The current focuses are on the admin bar, settings page etc. Feel free to check it out and leave some feedback on the Github page.

@mapk shared the link to the WordPress “Hallway Hangout” a few days back regarding blocks in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.. A lot of conversation has revolved around the ‘UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. with prototypes’ and mock-ups shared. If anyone would like to jump in and provide feedback, they can do so in the post comments or on the actual issue in Github.

Discussion

@clorith published a p2 titled Changing up the forum front page and invited folks from Design to provide feedback to improve the overall user experience of the forum. Please feel free to leave comments on the post.

Open Floor

@hedgefield tried to put a spotlight on the ‘log in’ experience when contributors wishing to check their ‘five for the future‘ pledges. The interface would bring them right back to the WordPress.OrgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ homepage with no indication if you are logged in or not including no option to get to your profile. @karmatosed suggested to investigate the path and start documentation for it.

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Design team Show & Tell for 28 October 2020

We had a fantastic session learning about developments in 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. directory presented by @michael-arestad, some highlights:

  • headerHeader The 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. styling of directory landing page
  • buttons location
  • 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) recommendations
  • difference between pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and block cards
  • which information about a block is useful and should be included in the block description
  • there will be an overlap between patterns and blocks directories
  • read more about the directory and leave feedback in the post

@paaljoachim let us know that he had a quiet design feedback session due most likely to the time change. He will schedule another feedback session next week in the European time zone. Look for the announcement on 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.

@estelaris asked members to contribute to the conversation about reshaping the communications within the design team so we can have a final discussion in the next team meeting.

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Show and tell meeting for Wednesday 28th October

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/. and Zoom. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

As being this the last Wednesday of the month we continue with Show & Tell. If you are working on a design project for WordPress and want feedback or just want to show us, please add a comment here. If not, just show up at the meeting and we will give you some time.

The Zoom link will be announced in Slack on Wednesday right at the meeting time.

Design team meeting notes 21 October 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 read the meeting’s 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.

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.

Next week is Design Show & Tell, a monthly Zoom meeting where you can showcase or update any project you are working on or ask for input on anything you are contributing. It is open to all design contributors.

Updates

@melchoyce let us know that Twenty Twenty-One is in BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. and the team would appreciate any input. You can test it in WordPress trunk or download the theme directly from GitHub.

@shaunandrews is looking into several floating (+) buttons, understanding their function, the problems they solve or create.

@anyssa and @elmastudio are designing the About page for release 5.6.

@karmatosed @estelaris have been moving 5.6 tickets and PRs.

@paaljoachim ran a successful Design Feedback session on Wednesday early morning. These may continue every other week, switching between early mornings and late evenings to allow for contributors in different time zones to join.

@mapk is working on the Query 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.:

Open floor

The design team held a discussion about the use we are making of the Make/design blog, triage and meeting. While we have been running an experiment on trying to contain the surplus of information, we have also noticed that we are missing opportunities and the blog has turned into a list for meeting agendas and notes.

We had several ideas that could help us improve and there will be a post about this.

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Design team meeting agenda for 21 October 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
    • Call for note-takers and triage facilitators
    • Reminder, next week is Show & Tell
  • Updates
    • Team members leave any project updates as comments in this post.
  • Open floor

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

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