Show and Tell — February 2022

Our monthly show and tell meeting will take place on Zoom tomorrow, Wednesday February 16th at 18:00 UTC. A zoom link will be posted in the #design channel on the WordPress Slack. Learn how to join by following the instructions in the handbook.

A few issues have already been proposed for discussion in the Design channel, including:

  • Adding the ability to create new posts from 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. Editor, Gutenberg issue #38554
  • Making inner blocks easier to locate, Gutenberg issue #38578
  • Consider a standardized way to modify hover/focus/active states for blocks, Gutenberg issue #27075

Issues don’t have to be submitted beforehand — everyone is welcome to bring projects to share, questions, and topics for discussion!

If we have time, it would also be great to take a look at the WordPress 6.0 priorities that were outlined in the recent Preliminary Roadmap for 6.0 post and accompanying Gutenberg tracking issue.

The meeting will be recorded and shared on this post.

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Show and Tell for Nov. 2021

Our monthly show and tell meeting will take place on Zoom tomorrow, Wednesday November 16th at 18:00 UTC. A zoom link will be posted in the #design channel on the WordPress Slack. Learn how to join by following the instructions in the handbook.

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The sibling inserter, the plus button, the quick inserter button, the in-between add button; Whatever you call it, this button often gets in the way. Do we need still need it? Lets chat about it.

This months discussion will focus on the [ + ] button that appears throughout the WordPress 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. 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 GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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.

Recent Happenings

There’s so much design work happening every day across 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/., TracTrac Trac 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…

A series of animatics shown when first visiting the site editor in WordPress 5.9.

A new welcome guide was added to the Site Editor to help explain some of the new features coming in WordPress 5.9.

Ongoing work to the Figma library aims update existing components and add new components for areas outside of the editor.

The WordPress Figma library has a new set of upcoming components in the works for you to use in your designs.

Openverse, a powerful tool that surfaces a vast range of openly-licensed content, has a new logo.

Openverse has shared some work on their new brand identity and symbol.

A new “Explore” button in the block inserter 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. opens a large modal to browse block patterns.

A new way to browse block patterns has merged and will be shipping with WordPress 5.9.

The new Site Editor now lives inside the Appearance menu. Alongside this change, the Site Editor no longer has it’s own sidebar navigation menu.

The wp-admin Appearance menu now contains items for the Editor, Styles, Templates, and Template Parts. Alongside this change, the W button within the Editor no longer displays it’s own navigation menu.

#meeting-agenda, #recent-happenings

Show and Tell Oct 2021 Agenda

Our monthly show and tell takes place on Zoom tomorrow at 18:00 UTC. This monthly call is a chance for designers to share work, ask for feedback, and answer questions. All are welcome to join; A Zoom link will be shared in the #design channel on 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/.. (Not sure how to join Slack? We have instructions available just for you!)

We’re open to anyone sharing their work, but here’s a few things we’ll likely discuss:

If you have anything you’d like to add to this list let us know in the comments, and we’ll bring it up on the call.

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Moving to Bi-Weekly Meetings

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 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/. 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.

#meeting-agenda, #meeting-notes

Agenda for Design Team Meeting, Oct 6, 2021

We’ll be having our weekly 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/. meeting today at 18:00 UTC in the #design channel on the WordPress Slack. Learn how to join by following the instructions in the handbook.

Agenda

  • Discuss an alternate meeting schedule
    • Bi-weekly
    • Rotating timezones
  • Discuss using meetings as a way to brainstorm solutions to a specific design problem

I hope to see you there.

#meeting-agenda

Design Team “Show & Tell” Meeting for September 2021

The Weekly Chat for WordPress Design team will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 18:00 UTC.

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.

A Zoom link will be shared in the #design Slack channel when the meeting starts.

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.

#meeting-agenda, #show-and-tell

Design Team Meeting Agenda for June 02, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, June 02, 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’s the list of Agenda items:

  1. Announcements
  2. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
  3. Did you read these?
  4. Open floor

This Meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack Workspace.Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

#agenda, #design-agenda, #meeting-agenda

Design Team Meeting Agenda for May 19, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 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’s the list of Agenda items:

  1. Announcements
  2. Request for Testing
  3. Proposal on the icons by @keoshi
  4. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
  5. Updates
  6. Did you read these?
  7. Open floor

#agenda, #design-agenda, #meeting-agenda

Design Team Meeting Agenda for May 12, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 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’s the list of Agenda items:

  1. Announcements
  2. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
  3. Updates
  4. Discussion: Workshop and content idea for WCEU 2021
  5. Did you read these?
  6. Open floor

This Meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack Workspace.Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

#agenda, #design-agenda, #meeting-agenda

Design Team Meeting Agenda for May 5, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, May 05, 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’s the list of Agenda items:

  1. Announcements
    • WordPress 5.8 Development Cycle
    • Getting Started with the Figma WordPress Design Library
    • Design Team April 2021 ‘Show and Tell’ Meeting
    • WCEU 2021 dates changed
  2. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
  3. Updates
  4. Discussion
    • Design Lead Role for WordPress Releases
  5. Did you read these?
  6. Open floor

This Meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack Workspace.Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

#design-agenda, #meeting-agenda, #meetings