Design Team Meeting Notes: July 7, 2021

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesdays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel. 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.

The main focus was an open floor but the following is a summary of topics including links shared.

  • About page was asked to have feedback.
  • @richtabor provided a range of 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/ issues we dove into discussing various things around the editor.
  • The first of these was closing block styles proposed by @michael-arestad (who joined in the discussion). This improves the styles panel; discussion led to more thoughts around the side panel updates that are incoming.
  • During this discussion, some great links were shared by @melchoyce, @shaunandrews, @joen and many others. Here are a few of those:
  • Following on from that contextual padding was talked about.
  • For all the issues linked, feedback is very welcome.

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Design Team Meeting Notes June 24, 2021

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesdays.

You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel.

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:

Where#design channel on Slack.

Meeting Facilitator: @estelaris
Note Taker: @ashiquzzaman

Attendees:    @ashiquzzaman,  @kellychoffman, @estelaris, @thisisyeasin, @magdy, @joen, @michael-arestad, @critterverse, @karmatosed,  

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 are 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.

Blog Announcements:

Side-by-Side Image Challenge – Make WordPress Design

Update: Initial Patterns for the Patterns Directory – Make WordPress Design

A Walk Around… The Table Block – Make WordPress Design

Requesting all to read and leave your valuable feedback on these posts. Your comments will help the design team to improve WordPress.

Open Floor:

@magdy thinks 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/ panels can be improved something similar to Quillforms is doing. @karmatosed advised to open an enhancement issue on https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/ and Joen agrees that the tricky part is to find the right balance.

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Design Team Meeting Notes May 20, 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.

Housekeeping:

Where#design channel on Slack.

Meeting Facilitator: @chaion07
Note Taker: @ashiquzzaman

Attendees:   @manzwebdesigns, @ashiquzzaman,  @kellychoffman, @chaion07, @antpb, @keoshi,  @shaunandrews@karmatosed, @estelaris, @estelaris,  @critterverse, @jameskoster, @nahidsharifkomol, @gtarafdarr,

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.

Announcements:

WordPress 5.7.2 is now available. The 5.7.2 release was led by @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb. Thanks to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.7.2 happen. For more information refer to the version 5.7.2 HelpHub documentation page.

5.8 Schedule Review, The schedule currently stands:

  • Final Alpha Scrub focused on features and enhancements before Feature Freeze on Tuesday, 25 May 2021
  • Feature Freeze in 6 days on Tuesday, May 25th
  • 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. 1 in 20 days on Tuesday, June 8th
  • RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 in 41 days on Tuesday, June 29th
  • 5.8 release in 62 days on Tuesday, July 20th

Read more in this P2.

@shaunandrews published an update on the ongoing work for WordPress.org Patterns Directory, i2

Work continues on both Github and in Figma; Please do join in the fun and help us out. If you have any thoughts or feedback feel free to drop a comment on the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.. Thanks!

WordCamp Northeast Ohio is happening this week. You can find the full schedule here: https://neo.wordcamp.org/2021/schedule/ and get a ticket following this link: https://neo.wordcamp.org/2021/tickets/

 WC EU tickets are up for grabs https://europe.wordcamp.org/2021/registration/

 @karmatosed is part of the Design Team for WC EU 2021

Request For Testing: .

Help Test the Widgets Editor for WordPress 5.8

This is a call for testing for the new 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 Editor. Please report your findings on 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/ in the Gutenberg repository as issues or in the comments below. If you have triage access, labeling any issue with [Feature] Widgets Screen or [Feature] Widgets Customizer,  depending on the issue, would be very helpful. Alternatively, you can simply include “[Widgets Screen]” in the title to help those who can set the labels appropriately.

@critterverse and @shaunandrews both did some testing on Widgets, the testing results are –

Proposal on the icons:

@keoshi proposed a couple of changes to existing icons a few new ones 

  • Tweaking existing icons: make a slight tweak to icons that have human representations: replace the solid dot (generally reserved for interface elements) for a more open, outlined shape. Not only does this styling match the rest of the icon, it’s also much more consistent with the rest of the library, and it humanizes these icons.
  • Adding new icons: grow the library by introducing new icons: bug, no-bug, security, card-add, key, and box-3d. These last two I’m not super happy with the results and could definitely use more love.

    Changes:
  • People and block-post-author icons.
  • The solid dot is generally used for interface elements, so I’m proposing opening up the shape a bit and outline it instead to humanize these two icons a bit.

 New addition:

  • bug/no-bug to be used in technical contexts such as issues, bug reports, fixes, changelogs, etc.
  • backward/forward useful for navigation.
  • key to be paired with the lock icons, or for plugins that support licenses.
  • card-add a generic element to add new elements beyond just the block editor.
  • security using the shield metaphor applies to site health and plugins in general.
  • box-3d to highlight physical products or related services.

He’s still on the fence about the 3D box because it would be the first use to use some sort of perspective so it could introduce that major inconsistency.

Design team will post a detailed P2 about it.

Updates:

For Figma workshop: At the moment, the design team doesn’t have people available to run the Figma workshop for WCEU.  If anyone is available and willing to, please @estelaris know. It could be a basic workshop on how we use Figma for WP.

Did you read these:

Open Floor:

@antpb highlighted a ticket for design review before feature freeze

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Design Team Meeting Notes: May 12, 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’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.
  • 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.

Announcements

With 5.8 well underway, we’re ready to schedule the 5.8 bug scrub sessions. These 5.8 specific ticket scrubs will happen each week until the final release. Props to @lukecarbis for publishing the Bug Scrub Schedule for 5.8.

The 5.8 Test Scrub has already taken place on May 7. Read more about that here.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blog highlights

A Week in Core

With 32 commits the team was able to close 34 tickets, a good week! Thanks for updating us @audrasjb.

What’s next in Gutenberg? (May 2021)

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/ 10.4 introduces cool features like 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. widgets 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., enhancements to the Site Editor, improvements to rich text placeholders, and, as always, many bug fixes as well.

CSS Custom Properties Project Update

Exciting things on the horizon for handling admin color schemes easily.

Discussion

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps 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. EU 2021 is fast approaching, and the marketing team asked us if we had ideas for workshops or other design team content. Currently @estelaris is communicating with @abhanonstopnewsuk and @OGlekler in regards to this. @karmatosed also suggested a Figma workshop. @ibdz said he was going to reach out to @joen about collaborating on the workshop.

If you have more ideas or are interested in helping out then please let the team know or message either @estelaris or @chaion07 on Slack.

Further reading

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Design Team Meeting Notes: April 21, 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’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. Props to @ashiquzzaman for documenting the notes for the last meeting.
  • 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.
  • WordPress 5.7.1 is available!

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blog highlights

A week in core

With 26 commits the team was able to close 37 tickets, a good week! Thanks for updating us @audrasjb.

What’s new in Gutenberg 10.4

Props to @priethor for letting us know what’s in the latest 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/ release. You can also find information on areas to be aware of and how you can get involved.

Full Site Editing Go/No Go

@chanthaboune updates us on the decision to include FSE in the 5.8 release. @matveb gave a 1.5 hour demo of the current state of FSE, be sure to check that out, and read up on the next steps.

Updates

Google released their much-debated FLoC feature in the Chrome browser recently, and there is a proposal for WordPress to disable it by default. Read up on this hot topic here.

And finally, our monthly Show and Tell meeting is taking place next week. If you are working on something and would like to share with the team then please ping either @estelaris or @chaion07 over Slack.

Open floor

@paaljoachim is focusing on improving the FSE page template. It still needs some work but is getting there. He will bring it to next week’s Show and Tell meeting to review.

@ibdz is working on an update about his work on the Figma design libraries, which he will share more about next week.

@chrisgaitanaris suggested a new community outreach program to let users vote on which Gutenberg features should be worked on next. We pointed him towards the community team and the marketing team.

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Design Team Meeting Notes: April 14, 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.

Attendance: @mdmamun-1, @fahimmurshed, @hedgefield, @kellychoffman, @kristengunther, @chaion07, @vbaimas, @brightemeka, @melchoyce, @ashiquzzaman, @paaljoachim, @shaunandrews, @audrasjb, @annezazu, @estelaris, @joen

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. Props to @ashiquzzaman for documenting the notes for the last meeting.
  • 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

A Week in Core

Props to @audrasjb for publishing the weekly statistics and update. This week we saw a total of 17 new contributors.

What’s Next in Gutenberg?

Props to @priethor for publishing the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. that covers not only what’s new on 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/ but also the Widgets Editor, Navigation Editor and Full Site Editing. You can also find information on areas to be aware of and how you can get involved.

Recent Build/Test Tool changes and GitHub Actions update

Props to @desrosj for the a P2 that talks on the recent Build/Test Tool changes and 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/ Actions Update. You should read it at your convenience and comment with feedback (if any).

Updates

WP Briefing: Who is WordPress

Thanks to @chanthaboune for releasing the latest episode of WP Briefing podcast. In this episode Josepha explores the five groups within the WordPress ecosystem and provides a high-level example of how they interact and support one another. Go ahead and listen to the podcast on the WordPress Org News blog. Additionally, you can subscribe to Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PocketCasts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher so that you don’t miss out on the future episodes.

Proposal: Adding topic-based meetup groups as part of the Meetup chapter program

@samsuresh‘s proposal talks about add topic based meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. chapters. The is quite interesting as it explores the possibilities of having global meetup chapters acting as one on topics of similar interest. You can find the full post on the community blog.

Feedback | Full Site Editing in WP5.8

If you are a fan of Full Site Editing then here’s @chanthaboune‘s update. Josepha put together another P2 on the topic. We encourage you to test it and report bugs (using GitHub) or raise a flag (in the comments below) which will eventually contribute towards a successful WordPress 5.8 launch.

Follow up to the native TypeScript proposal

@sarayourfriend published another in-depth write up on ‘when and where to use Typescript’ including relevant information. Don’t forget to check it out and interact posting comments with your feedback.

Discussion

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps 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. Europe 2021 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

The second virtual edition of WordCamp Europe is scheduled to take place between the 7 and 10 of June. We requested the team to share their thoughts on the biggest virtual contributor day. @paaljoachim among others offered to prepare supportive materials in the form of workshops and tutorials using the Learn WordPress project. The team is exploring ideas and options for smooth and easy contributor day experience overall. We will publish a P2 focusing on the topic once the official announcement is made.

Asia Pacific Working Hour

The growing interest of design working hours that can support multiple time zones. Considering the current timing are not too friendly for some. We are eager to explore working hours that are APAC friendly keeping the existing meeting times and evaluate the results. @chaion07 and @estelaris will write a P2 on this topic in the month of May.

Open Floor

@hedgefield informed about a user testing on Full Site Editing, conducted at Yoast recently where a lot of interesting observation and feedback came out. The Yoast team then shared this feedback using the Gutenberg repository including some Pull Requests. He shared a link to the reference document containing videos and screenshots.

@annezazu confirmed of the coordination focus with @francina on the topic and shared a link to a comment as reference. She’s currently awaiting a follow up comment there (for transparency and also for future references).

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Design Team Meeting Notes April 7, 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, @ashiquzzaman@paaljoachim@hedgefield@ibdz, @jameskoster,  @kellychoffman, @melchoyce, @critterverse, @Nirbhay Singh

Housekeeping

@hedgefield has been working on the handbook expects to add major changes by this week. Requesting everyne to keep an eye on the handbook by the end of the week.

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

There will be a company-wide test of FSE at Yoast. @hedgefield believes that it will bring in some valuable feedback on some designs.

Project Updates

@ibdz has been working on the Figma library, adding the new colors. He has checked with the ‘source of truth’, made changes, and published the Styles.

  • WP-Admin Colors in WordPress 5.7 : Blue, Gray, Red, Yellow, Green
  • 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/ Colors
  • Deprecated previous Light and Dark Gray.
  • Rename to correct the folder ‘Gradients’ to ‘Opacity’.

As for the next step, he will inspect and work on the Components.

@ibdz also agreed to post a monthly post on “changes in Figma library”. The design team believes posts like this is going to be useful to all.

@jameskoster Combined all the separate button states into variants which will make it much easier to consume. This makes swapping the button states easier, For example – instead of having four versions of the Primary button, you can have just one and swap the button states via inline class. More variants can be found here. He also believes some refinement needs to be done.

Open Floor

@joyously reminded that there were requests for feedback for the Reusable Blocks interface and for how the Appearance menu should be with Full Site Editing. Because the recent change n Reusable Blocks generated lots of forum topics, the recent changes were all related to the 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. change. Because of the UI changes, people are inadvertently deleting Reusable Blocks. He requests to put a process to prevent this from happening in the future. He hopes 5.7.1 will fix everything.

@paaljoachim mentioned that one major issue with Reusable Blocks is that one can not discard a save, find the issue here Bottom line was that when the new Reusable 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. concept/feature was released.

@critterverse has been doing some work with Reusable Blocks here and @estelaris said, designers are exploring solutions and enhancements.

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Design Team Meeting Notes: March 24, 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: @chaion07, @ashiquzzaman, @muhammadbux, @vbaimas, @williampatton, @fahimmurshed, @kellychoffman, @audrasjb, @alexdeborba, @annezazu, @mukesh27

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

  • Peter published a p2 on the WordPress 5.7 Maintenance Release Schedule. Congratulations to @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb for being the Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. and Deputy Lead respectively. The release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is scheduled for April 7, 2021 at 23:00 UTC and the final release is scheduled for April 14, 2021 at 23:00 UTC.
  • @priethor published the 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/ update for March 2021. Check this p2 out to get to know not only about not only what’s new on Gutenberg but also 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 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, Navigation Screen, Full Site Editing. You can also find information on areas to be aware of and how you can get involved.
  • @audrasjb published another Week in Core p2.
  • @annezazu published a p2 which highlights on the Core Editor Improvements.

Announcements

  • There’s a call for Testing. If you are closely following the Gallery Block developments, this p2 is for you. Props to @glendaviesnz for an in depth write up on why the changes are being made and what needs testing.
  • Show and Tell Meeting: Our monthly ‘Show and Tell’ Meeting for March 2021 is taking place next week. If you are working on something and would like to share with the team then please ping either @estelaris or @chaion07 over Slack.

Updates

  • Update on Figma: @ibdz wasn’t available to share his update with the team.
  • If you’re following the WP Briefing podcast by @chanthaboune then you know there’s a new one out now. Titled as ‘How WordPress Improves‘ in this episode Josepha explores the WordPress release process. You can subscribe to Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PocketCasts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher so that you don’t miss out on the future episodes.
  • There is a proposal for Native Typescript Support in Gutenberg. Props to @sarayourfriend for the in-depth write up on Typescript, the benefits, details of the proposal and the path forward.

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Design Team Meeting Notes March 17, 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, @chaion07, @ibdz, @ashiquzzaman, @hedgefield,

Housekeeping

  • Design Handbook Pages on TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.: We would like to ask for contributors who would like to review the pages that have already been written and to write any other missing pages. @ibdz, @chaion07, @estelaris & @hedgefield have already volunteered to work on this. If you are interested then please let us know in the #design channel over Slack.
  • Looking for a Figma maintainer: @ibdz volunteered to maintain the components in Figma and add any changes necessary from now on.
  • Adding Note-takers to the Team Page: In an effort to recognize the regular contributors better, the team decided to add the note-takers to the list on the Handbook. We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These are both 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.

Announcements

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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.

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