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Daylight Saving Time and time zones

It takes time to adjust to changes, that why last year during fall the team agreed to not change the meeting or triage times and to follow UTC.

These are the dates when times will chage in your time zone:

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

The current design meetings will run at the same times, that way it is easier for people to adjust.

  • Design triage – Tuesdays at 16.00 UTC
  • Design team meeting – Wednesdays at 18.00 UTC

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.

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.

#meeting-summary, #meeting-notes

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!

#meeting-agenda, #weekly-design-chat

Design Team Meeting Notes March 3, 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, @kellychoffman, @chaion07, @amykamala, @reachmazharul, @ashiquzzaman, @paaljoachim, @hedgefield, @ibdz, @xris, @shaunandrews, @melchoyce, @annezazu, @hnew, @felixbaumgaertner, @kristengunther, @urvik1

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

Announcements & Updates

  • @chaion07 and @estelaris are discussing the possibility of having a dedicated p2 on triage. The documentation practice will be helpful for the team and the future releases. There’s also an idea to put together a Week in Design post. Discussions are still ongoing. Contributors are needed to step in and support both the initiatives. Ping either of them on Slack to get involved.
  • The latest version of Month in WordPress is out.
  • @paaljoachim wrote a guide on Testing a Gutenberg PR  that includes a video tutorial.
  • @estelaris is updating the colors in the Figma library. For reference, see this post.
  • Last week we had the February Show and Tell  with the most number of attendees. We will have our next show and tell on the March 31 (last Wednesday of the month). If you’re working on something that you wish to showcase then please let the team know.

Open Floor

#meeting-summary#meeting-notes

Testing a Gutenberg Pull Request (PR)

There is an easier way to try out a 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/ PR that does not require one to setup a local Development Environment. One can download a special version of a Gutenberg 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 that includes the PR one wants to test.

Here is a video I made showing how it is done. This is a great way to be able to give feedback to features as they are being worked on.

An alternative is to visit gutenberg.run and insert the PR number and sit and wait until the site has loaded up the Pull Request.

Quick start instructions.

Find a PR you want to try out.
Along the tabs just below the PR title. To the right of the active Conversation tab is the Checks tab.
Click the Checks tab.
Along the left side is a sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. containing various links. Scroll until you find Build Gutenberg Plugin Zip.
Click the Build Gutenberg Plugin Zip.
Scroll to the bottom and click the gutenberg-plugin link. The Gutenberg plugin is then downloaded.
(On a Mac) Double click to unzip. There is one zip within another zip. Both are uncompressed.
Right click and choose to compress the uncompressed folder back to a zip.
Upload the Gutenberg plugin zip to a test site and test out the PR.

An automated solution is being worked on: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/28881

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!

#agenda, #meeting-agenda

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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.

#show-and-tell

Design team Show & Tell 24 February 2021

As is the last Wednesday of the month, we will have a Show & Tell. This is a Zoom meeting where contributors have the opportunity to share their work and ask for feedback from the design team or simply show whatever they are working on.

Zoom link will be posted 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/. #design channel and recorded for those that cannot attend. A summary will also be posted in lieu of meeting notes.

If you would like to share your work, let us know in the comments.

#meeting-agenda