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 meeting notes 11 Nov. 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.

Updates

@paaljoachim is working on a new way to present patterns in the inserter in a bigger, better way, inspired by this article. There will soon be a Figma prototype to give feedback on.

@michael-arestad is working on 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, and has some proposals he’d like feedback on:

@chaion07 and @estelaris will soon work on a post about Asian and Pacific timezones’ Office Hours.

Discussion

@joen would like feedback on this proposal for using system fonts in WordPress. People in chat were very positive about the idea.

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Design meeting notes 4 Nov. 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.

Updates

Good things are happening over in 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/ land:

  • An “Edit/Preview” toggle for the Legacy 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. 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. which can also be used in the HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. block.
  • Improvements to the Pagination block.
  • Iterations on the Query block.
  • Consistency for block variation transforms.

The new TwentyTwentyOne theme is shaping up nicely too, amazing work being done there to get the AAA accessible theme ready for 5.6. You can already try it out via Github.

Discussion

A few weeks ago we wrote a post to bring new ideas for the way out team communicates and keeps up with each other.

The next step is to figure out exactly what and how. First idea that seems to have traction is getting an informal meeting going for people in Asian and Pacific timezones, as most meetings are skewed towards the European crowd. A post will go up about that soon. It was also suggested to make the design team more visible on the Learn WP platform.

We will explore more ideas next week, so join us then!

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Design meeting notes 14 october

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.

Updates

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/ contributors have gathered lots of feedback on the new Widgets screen. It is being aggregated into issues now, most of which will hopefully be resolved for WordPress 5.6.

Also lots of work is happening on theme/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 auto-updates for 5.6, to really polish up the initial implementation. If you’d like to help out, drop by #core-auto-updates on Slack.

Main topic

@paaljoachim has started facilitating design feedback sessions in our #design channel on Slack. These will be informal, meaning the time and format can vary, and will likely happen in the morning for the EU timezones. That means we’re covering new times in which otherwise meetings don’t often get scheduled. It helps create more moments for focused design discussion The first session was run right before this meeting to great success. Stay tuned for more.

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Design meeting notes 7 october

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.

Updates

Lots of good things happening with 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/. There wasn’t anybody around to recap at this time, but keep an eye out for the next update on the Core Make blog.

There is an amazing team of designers working on the release of WordPress 5.6, there’s some good work happening there too:

As part of the 5.6 release process, we also have several bug scrubs scheduled that require testing. Here is the schedule in case you are interested: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/09/01/bug-scrub-schedule-for-5-6/

@ibdz is working on iterating on Admin Color Schemes together with #core-css, helping with testing the reduced color palette proposed last week to clean up all those runaway colors.

@manzwebdesigns is working with #pluginreview on detecting plugins not meeting standards such as gifs in the backend.

@mapk is, among other things, taking a crack at 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. of 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., with @hedgefield also diving into that particular conundrum to offer advice.

@hareeshpillai requested feedback on the following tickets:

  • https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46866
  • https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45395

Open floor

@joyously raised the point that the design meeting could use more focus to get people to own design tickets. Before we ran out of time, we talked briefly about how design happens at different paces for each contributor, and that some things don’t always make it to the meeting. It was suggested she makes a list of tickets that she feels have slipped through the cracks and we can review them next week.

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Design team meeting notes september 23, 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.

Next: we are doing some cleanup of Figma users. If you don’t know, Figma is the main design tool that our team uses for WordPress design. Our policy is that we give View access to everyone who asks for access to the Figma files, and Edit access only to those that are actively contributing to a project. We have revoked edit rights to users that have been inactive in Figma for over 6 months (the system reports them automatically). If you need to upgrade your access because you will work on a specific project, let us know and we will gladly grant you edit access again.

Updates

@estelarisis working on adding new pages to the design Handbook.

@bluetriangle is working on a post editor grid layout 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. for custom blocks.

@melchoyce introduced the new theme on the Make blog.

@ibdz is working on a WP admin core design library in Figma.

@ZebulanStanPhill created a PR to provide an accessible way of displaying a summary for an accordion, to solve some longstanding 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) issues. It needs a design review before merge.

Main topic

The CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. team proposed to reduce the colors in Core. @ryelle tells us they’ve developed a tool that can replace all the colors with whatever palette we define. There was a palette proposal a while back, the team decided to use that as a starting point and iterate where needed. If you want to help, reach out in the #core-css channel on Slack.

One more thing

On Friday sept 25, @joen and @noahrshrader will be doing a casual Show And Tell to go over work they’ve been doing. It’s slated for 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST and 9:00 AM EDT.). Check the #design channel on Slack for details on how to join when the time nears. And next week there will be a ‘regular’ Show And Tell meeting during the Design Meeting timeslot!

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Design Team Meeting Notes September 16, 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 can still use more volunteers for note-taking. Along with this, there are opportunities to participate by running triage sessions. This includes both the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and 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/ triage. Please leave a comment below if you’re interested.
  • Our meetings have changed a little to be as close to 30 minutes as possible, as an experiment. This won’t stop conversation if it’s flowing. With daylight savings affecting different time-zones, we would like to know your thoughts on the current timing for the meeting. We would love to hear from you if you think that we need to make adjustments. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Updates

@estelaris is running an audit on 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. tickets to check if there are any that could be resolved by the new WP.org design style guide proposal. Here is a link to the working document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZL2mzJzCjxBt0hPOtRCzvFlgBsTeU90u3bMFNNI0h7s/edit

@noah has been continuing to work on global styles considerations including present and future explorations, and have been in the process of reining it back into what we can incrementally do from this point on. Also have a plan on an open, casual jam session (via Zoom) this Friday around 13:00 UTC.

@paaljoachim is working on New design for revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. panel here: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/25270 and also made a link control suggestion here: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/24021#issuecomment-691917035 

@michael-arestad is designing a 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 page. Essentially a plugins directory focused on blocks and block patterns. Ideally, he’d like to show the block or block pattern itself, but technical challenges aside, it is complex for other design reasons as blocks can do all sorts of things.

@karmatosed has mostly been focused on WP 5.6 and catching all the awesome little tickets for design. Also she’s been working on some designs for options in Gutenberg which is yet to be posted.

Discussion

@paaljoachim suggested having an hour long triage session at least once a month. He has held a bunch of triage sessions and feels that having the one hour Gutenberg triage session once a week has in general worked pretty well. @estelaris suggested about doing them randomly like the Zoom sessions. @karmatosed pointed out that there are a few problems with a burden of setting up another meeting just with one person doing. It holds to a time and place. If you perhaps see it as an occasional opportunity not something you have to do each week, which may give a better opportunity. She also added by saying, anyone can spin up a Zoom or ask a 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. to set up one. @estelaris emphasized on the fact that it would be a good idea to announce it in the #design channel some time before each session. Can work the day before or few hours before, so people are aware because we have visitors at random hours.

Open Floor

@karmatosed brought the topic of ‘Learn WordPress’ initiative and if any working session leads to a workshop then we can definitely take advantage of the crossover opportunity provided by the #training team. Here is the p2 post: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/08/12/learn-wordpress-is-live/ and the official site: https://learn.wordpress.org/ This can definitely be a good way to turn casual things into resources.

@estelaris also introduced @manzwebdesigns who recently joined the team and asked if anyone was willing to mentor him for a bit to which @paaljoachim gladly accepted.

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Design Team Meeting Notes September 9, 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 can still use more volunteers for note-taking. Along with this, there are 2 opportunities to participate by running triage sessions. This includes both the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and 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/ triage. Please leave a comment below if you’re interested.
  • With daylight savings affecting different time-zones, we would like to know your thoughts on the current timing for the meeting. We would love to hear from you if you think that we need to make adjustments. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Gutenberg

Gutenberg 8.9.3 is here. @michael-arestad shared notes from the #core-editor chat:

  • @karmatosed is working on iterating the options panel.
  • Custom CSS is on the horizon for the Group 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..
  • @nrqsnchz is working on a feature to allow users to upload subtitles for a video.
  • The Navigation screen has a few more proposals.
  • The Widgets screen is ready to be implemented.
  • @mapk is starting designs for the query block.

Updates

@ibdz reported that he is working on creating a WP-Admin Core library in Figma. Perfect timing to work along with #core-css that focuses on CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Audit and CSS Scheming. Any update will be posted in the future meetings. ~180 unique colors in WP-Admin Core will be updated soon.

Discussion

@karmatosed suggested this meeting experiments with being 30 minutes for a few weeks. The idea like any could iterate and of course no time should stop conversation. Upon discussion she further suggested that we begin with the following changes:

  • Move meeting to Tuesday only for Triage, combined.
  • Try to have it focus on release this week: doing both in 30 mins.
  • Make sure it’s just Triage, only issues need attention, not discussion.
  • Move discussion issues to this meeting.
  • Change this meeting to 30 mins from next week.

@michael-arestad asked, Are these updates useful? Most of the folks involved are in this meeting. Perhaps we could just do it like the #core-editor meeting where folks all share their update task-coordination-style.

@mapk and @nrqsnchz both like the idea of removing any burden from folks. Also it’s fine if each person comments what they’re working on and any feedback they need. This will get posted in the notes so more folks can chime in.

Other suggestions given:

  • Posting the shortlist of tickets 30 min before Triage? So, there’s more room to read before discussion.
  • Invite Ticket owners to the meeting, this could work if we manage to have a list before Triage.
  • ASync Design Discussion, where an issue is pinned to the channel, that becomes the Async topic for say 6 hrs, where people can comment on a thread of that topic, etc.  Then the issues could wrap up discussion during a regular scheduled meeting.  This way, there are constantly new issues that can be discussed throughout the day/week.

@cameronduncalfe asked if there is a single file that has all the default Gutenberg blocks (frontend) in Figma? @mapk and @michael-arstad confirmed that Gutenberg blocks being complex and we don’t have a single file like that.

@aristath raised the following points for discussion:

The 1st one will be nice for global-styles so users can select the font-families they need, while the 2nd one is necessary if users want to build a side-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. layout in FSE.

@karmatosed suggested taking conversations to the issues probably is good, but great to keep eyes on in this regard.

Open Floor

@estelaris suggested to keep the impromptu Zoom meetings. Those are good when they are not on schedule and have a specific goal.

@karmatosed suggested to perhaps start APAC Triages or office hours? We have to consider that as a team we focus a lot on a certain timezone, as we grow how can we adapt?

@estelaris further added by emphasizing to consider that we elect team reps who are not both in the same time zone? That would help keep other time zones involved.

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Show & Tell August 26, 2020 Summary

During Show & Tell, we had 3 interactions for….

Iterate 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

@michael-arestad showed us how he mocked some options to present the block directory, where the user can see a preview of the block while hovering and a short block description on the side, instead of the current direction of the full 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 description and the plugin icon (as seen in the plugin directory).

The highlights on @michael-arestad‘s presentation:

  • Making the list keyboard-focus to improve 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).
  • Finding the right placement of the “add” button to avoid a button with too much information.
  • Looking into a flow to call for blocks of the same categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. as something already existing in the user’s directory.

Follow up new iterations as they are posted and leave comments.

Directory Proposal

@michael-arestad also talked about a proposal by @melchoyce for a block directory. There is already a lot of work done in there, so he will be working on updating it and see if he can take it further.

Components in Figma Library

@ibdz asked about source of truth when it comes to WordPress components and styles, as he has seen too many sources and options out there. Since there is no source of truth, he plans on running an audit for tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets and look into the last release (5.5 at the time of this post) and begin from there.

Another question is if it is necessary to separate desktop and mobile components and styles? It was suggested that having the WP-admin frame for both desktop and mobile would be very useful. As for components and styling, if there are differences, it is good enough to show them side by side.

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 issue

@mapk showed the work he has done revamping the widget editor. His proposal is to make it look like the block editor and using the same workflows. We are looking into merging the widget editor in release 5.6. If you have any comments, please add them here.

Design team goals for 5.6 release

There is a lot of rambling on my part but basically, I would like to get some specific goals for the design team that are focused on the release or how can we participate more. I shall discuss this with @karmatosed as she returns from sabbatical.

Here is the link to the full video.

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Design Team Meeting Notes September 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 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 can still use more volunteers for note-taking and triage leading. Leave a comment below if you’re interested.
  • We welcome @karmatosed back from sabbatical.

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/

@michael-arestad brings Gutenberg updates: A new Gutenberg release is happening shortly. 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.-based widgets screen will no longer be experimental this release.

  • Global styles work is ramping up with @noah leading the design.
  • Proposals for font family and font weight picking. It was the source of discussion during a triage yesterday.
  • @mapk is starting design work on the Query block.
  • @q continues to masterfully improve the G2 Components project. This post about a Style System is particularly interesting.
  • A prototype for searching the block directory within the inserter was proposed last week. We’ve received good feedback as @michael-arestad is working up the next iteration.

Open Floor

@snaushads initiated some work on the wp-admin>Gutenberg update and asked what should be the starting point of the Admin>Gutenberg iteration, is it a 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. refresh or a complete overhaul? Explorations of which can be found here: https://www.figma.com/file/5guogx5ebxfqJgUQNj5hta/Core-Navigation?node-id=518%3A20969 He had a chat with @michael-arestad and they both agreed that it should be incremental. @snaushads further posed the question on What should be the starting baseline inclement?

  • Form Fields
  • Color Schemes, or 
  • Other areas.

@ibdz suggested he is currently working on the Figma WP-Admin CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. library. According to his suggestion we can start with:

  • Colors
  • Text Styles
  • Grid
  • Effect Styles

Then experiment on the components along with views. From current 5.5, there’s a lot of inconsistency shade of grey using hex mixing with rgba.

@michael-arestad suggested that Colors would be an excellent starting point. He further suggested dropping into #core-css weekly chat tomorrow if possible.

@estelaris added saying It is important to collaborate with other teams that relate to the project we are working on. He will need input from Core, CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., 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). Regarding the question about what is the concern with the 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) issues from last year’s audit she said that is a good question to take to the #accessibility team in their next meeting. They may have a better answer.

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