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 Agenda for May 5, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, May 05, 2021, 18:00 UTC in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here’s the list of Agenda items:

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

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

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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 Meeting Agenda for April 14, 2021

The Weekly Chat for Make WordPress Global Design will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 18:00 UTC in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here’s the list of Agenda items:

  • Housekeeping
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights
    • A Week in Core
    • What’s Next 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/ (April 2021)
    • 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
  • Updates
    • Proposal: 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. Chapter Program
    • FSE in WP 5.8
    • WP Briefing: Who is WordPress
    • Follow up to the native TypeScript proposal
  • Discussion
  • Open Floor

Leave a comment if you would like something reviewed, discussed, help or something added to the agenda.

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