Summary of Monthly Design Team ‘Show and Tell’: April 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.

Attendance: @chaion07, @javiarce, @paaljoachim, @critterverse, @karmatosed, @shaunandrews, @ibdz, @jameskoster, @ashiquzzaman are among the ones who attended the Zoom meeting. We’ve also had a productive conversation over Slack on the topics that were discussed during the meeting.

Exploration on the Document Attribute Side Toolbar by @jameskoster

James shared his exploration of the 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. inspector among the many things he is currently working on. Being inspired by this PR he is working on proposing a change for Post/Page Title to the top including other elements of the inspector. He’s tried a couple of times According to him, the benefits include:

  • Quick access to the page title
  • Update templates (adding this to the sidebar is quite challenging)
  • General information architecture on the sidebar is detrimental in its own way
  • We use 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. attributes more than the post attributes so having it moved to the top can be an advantage
  • Gives more real estate for working with the post attributes
  • General portability is more.

Brainstorming with Reusable Blocks by @paaljoachim

Paal shared his brainstorming ideas in relation to Reusable Blocks with features such as:

  • Discard save
  • Convert to regular blocks
  • Click through; and
  • other features & design aspects.

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/ Labs’ idea exploration by @critterverse and @javiarce

In relation to this issue on GitHub, Channing has been collaborating with Javier with the idea of ‘Gutenberg Labs’. This has everything to do with the experiment window on the 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. We have been having discussions on the design channel about how this can work out. Channing & Javier have been collecting early ideas on where this can go. They began with the WordPress About page for releases to work with as a reference point. Similar references include:

  • 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/ Feature Preview (Notifications 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.)
  • GMail Labs (Currently Advanced Tab in GMail)
  • Figma Beta
  • Tumblr Labs

They also showed the working file using Figma with some visual references in the form of look and feel inspirations including abstract ui and tools.

Recording: (For best results watch the video on YouTube)

Design Show and Tell April 2021 (on YouTube)

Please go through the recording to learn more on the ideas shared during the Show and Tell meeting. We look forward to having you with the Design Team. The next Show and Tell is set to take place on the Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 18:00 UTC. Thank you!

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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.

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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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Design Team Meeting Notes February 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, @shaunandrews, @critterverse, @jameskoster, @kellychoffman, @karmatosed, @chaion07, @xris, @joyously, @ashiquzzaman, @hedgefield

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

Updates

Joint Design & 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) Bug Scrubs: Meetings are being held on a rotating basis on 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) channels. The purpose of these meeting is to find the tickets that require most attention for the 5.7 release.

Icons in Figma: Based on last weeks discussion about the icons in Figma, particularly anchor hashtag. Upon some research, @estelaris came up with this Wikipedia reference as seen in this example. Estela would check with 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. and Accessibility Teams respectively about the issues we may have about changing the anchor to an icon instead of a character and will report back to the team.

Open Floor

N/A

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Design Team Meeting Notes February 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, @mukesh27, @kellychoffman, @williampatton, @hedgefield, @jameskoster, @ibdz, @ashiquzzaman, @adamsilverstein, @fabiodevin, @karmatosed

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

Updates

Open Floor

@adamsilverstein asked for some feedback on this ticket. @hedgefield mentioned of adding this ticket to the WP 5.7 watch-list.

The possibility of having all the icons in one place: Slack reference: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02S78ZAL/p1612376783267000

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Design Team Meeting Notes January 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.

Attendees: @chaion07, @paaljoachim, @kellychoffman, @karmatosed, @arpitgshah, @habib919000, @estelaris, @hedgefield

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.

Announcement

  • WordPress 5.6.1 just days away
  • A few stale issues 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/ repository: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/01/14/stale-issues-in-gutenberg-repository/
  • Test Scrub Schedule for 5.7: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/01/15/test-scrub-for-wordpress-5-7/
  • Shared Bug Scrub for design and 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): The joint Bug Scrub will take place on Wednesdays at 17:00 UTC, so one hour before our meeting. The location of the meeting will alternate between #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), so we can get both teams involved and working together to bring some nice improvements to 5.7.

Updates

Open Floor

@justinahinon is seeking feedback from the team on blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor handbook homepage https://developer.wordpress.org/block-editor/. Justin is working closely with @paaljoachim on improving the content of the handbook, and would like to take this opportunity to add some design changes as well. Specifically, now, on the homepage https://github.com/JustinyAhin/gutenberg/blob/gutenberg-hanbook-intro-page/docs/readme.md They would like to use cards for the headings like on Gatsby docs https://make.wordpress.org/core/files/2021/01/Screenshot_2021-01-20-Welcome-to-the-Gatsby-Way-of-Building-Gatsby.png 

One suggestion made by @kellychoffman was to identify which info and content we want to be displayed in cards. that might be easier to provide a re-usable design that could be easily applied and styled in the theme.

@estelaris also suggested it would be a good idea to have a wire-frame so that we can understand what content is going to be added where. Questions like, are you moving the menu from the left column? will a new menu be introduced? However, if nothing from the frame will change, then shouldn’t be any issues in modifying the style for the content. Additionally, identifying and justifying the use of cards, what is the purpose? we should remember that adding extra graphic elements to such small area with existing images, can be overwhelming.

@karmatosed inquired on who the audience is going to be, whether existing users or designers and are we looking to change it to become a reference there? Tammie agreed with Kelly and pointed focus would on the paths over the design as a starting point. Just having a more usable handbook in the same style can be a huge win for everyone.

#meeting-summary, #meeting-notes

Design Team Meeting Notes January 13, 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, @manzwebdesigns, @paaljoachim, @ibdz, @karmatosed and Andrew Rulnick.

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.
Announcement

Work is underway for WordPress 5.7 release. Read the p2 titled: WordPress 5.7 Planning Roundup on the #core blog. If you want to learn more about how the release process works then attending the dev chat in the #core channel would be a great idea which takes place at 6:00 AM UTC (for APAC) and at 8:00 PM UTC (for America).

Updates
  • @estelaris is working on the design for the documentations section. Last year we finished the work on the reclassification of articles that will help us create a new navigation. She has a full plan to finish the new design by the end of the first Quarter of 2021.
  • @ibdz will continue focusing on Iterating on Admin Color Schemes with #core-css.
  • The team would like to congratulate @hedgefield for being the Design Lead for WordPress 5.7 release.
Discussion on ‘Productive Triage Session’

The team went through a few 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 and TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. Tickets in the most recent working session. A lot of us felt that the triage resulted in a productive session as we want to have more folks joining so that we can move more tickets. During the last session we’re able to move forward a few tickets and pass a few that was focused towards WordPress 5.7 to @hedgefield. Last year we tried to reduce the ‘meeting fatigue’ factor for contributors and tried to reshape the way design team communicates.

#meeting-summary, #meeting-notes