Design chat agenda for October 13

This week’s chat is happening today, at 17:00UTC

On this weeks agenda:

If anyone has other tickets the needs attention or other matter for the meeting, feel free to leave a comment with it. See you in a bit in the #design channel in Slack!

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Design chat agenda for September 15

This week’s chat is happening tomorrow, at 17:00UTC

On this weeks agenda:

  • #27159 – Remove/re-arrange TinyMCE buttons to improve user experience, and new related tickets:
    • #38049 – Rename Headings in TinyMCE
    • #38050 – Replace `formatselect` with `styleselect` in TinyMCE
  • Customizer Tickets (brought in by @celloexpressions):
    • #34343 – Make panel headers sticky? – thoughts on the gif showing the interaction?
    • #38002 – provide a path to editing posts created in nav menus – brainstorming session for how to provide users with links to edit newly-published content.
    • #37661 – A New Experience for Discovering, Installing, and Previewing Themes in the Customizer – make a schedule of deadlines for feedback and testing
    • #35210 – Add notification area to Customizer
      • Review of the UX of comment 81 and how to clean up the styling
  • #22058 – Improve custom background properties UI – give feedback on the new proposal and patch from @cdog
  • Open Floor
  • If anyone has other tickets the needs attention or other matter for the meeting, feel free to leave a comment with it. See you tomorrow in the #design channel in Slack!

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    Design chat summary for September 8

    This is the design chat summary on September 8. (Slack log).

    In attendance was: myself, @hugobaeta, @helen, @melchoyce, @foliovision, @celloexpressions and @afercia.

    • #37860 was talked about. We ended up thinking this needs a make.blog post about the bigger picture CSS wise and design patterns. @helen will write a post about this.
    • We looked at several customizer tickets #34343, #29158, #22058
    • @aferica would like input on #37969

    It was a great and active chat! Thanks everyone for participating. Next week we’ll meeting at. See you on Thursday September 15th, 17:00 UTC!

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    Design chat agenda for August 25

    I’m sorry for the late post, this week’s chat is happening in a few minutes, at 17:00UTC

    Since I didn’t get to post an agenda yesterday, we’re gonna keep it simple today:

    • Design projects for 4.7
    • Plan of action for #27159
    • Open Floor

    If anyone has other tickets the needs attention or other matter for the meeting, feel free to leave a comment with it. See you in a few minutes!

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    Design chat summary for August 18

    This is the design chat summary on August 18. (Slack log).

    In attendance was: myself, @michaelarestad, @foliovision, @mapk, @melchoyce, @jorbin, @helen, @westonruter, @remediosgraphic

    • I brought up the WordPress 4.7 Design Wishlist post, and @jorbin mentioned there are a lot of design-focused ideas on Helen’s post on make/core. Comment on one of the other, either is fine.
    • We decided to move the weekly chat time back to 17:00 UTC, starting next week.
    • @celloexpressions brought up a few tickets in the agenda comments that we discussed:
      • #34923 – Allow users to more seamlessly create page-based nav menus during customization – needs better wording for the link to edit a newly-published page. The discussion resulted in a consensus to actually remove the link.
      • #37661 – A New Experience for Discovering, Installing, and Previewing Themes in the Customizer – It needs a lot more UX thought, it wasn’t an easy ticket to talk during the chat as it’s quite intricate. If anyone wants to contribute some UX thinking there, that would be very welcomed!
      • #29158 – Customizer UI Design lacks contrast for visual hierarchy and does not match wp-admin – @celloexpressions believes it needs a strategy for back arrow hover/focus styles. in the conversation it became clear that the ticket is becoming too broad, and that some of the things in there needs a prototype for testing. Everyone agreed that the left-border blue indicator should be committed, and that the rest of the ticket should be broken up into smaller tickets.
      • #22058 – Improve custom background properties UI – he wanted us to focus on the last comment that mentions an idea of leaving these decisions up to the themes. The conversation went into a notion that these options are visualizing what the CSS is doing, not necessarily helping the user make a decision. Overall everyone feels that the solution in the ticket is a tad heavy and not really focused on the users. The conversation continued on the ticket itself.
    • @mapk asked for us to help out with some critique on the implementation of the screenshots portion of the plugin page on the new Plugins Repository (in beta). The generalized consensus was that the screenshots should be in order and include the description very clearly, as in current plugin directory they are used to guide users through the usage of the plugin mostly. Questions like “should this be a separate tab” were brought up as well. @melchoyce suggestion was for @mapk to step back and sketch other ideas and consider how both users and plugin developers are using and could use this.
    • We skipped @karmatosed Old Ticket Sweep (but, please, go through them in the chat agenda post!

    It was a great and active chat! Thanks everyone for participating. Next week we’ll be moving to the new(old) meeting time. See you on Thursday August 25, 17:00 UTC!

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    Design chat agenda for August 18

    This week’s chat is on Thursday, August 18 at 20:00 UTC

    • WordPress 4.7 Design wishlist discussion
    • Design Weekly chat meeting time change
    • Tammie’s Old Ticket Sweep:
      • #29076 – The Minor Publishing Actions (Buttons) need some breathing room
      • #25419 – Add icon support for widgets on the admin page and customize screens
      • #22976 – Remove reference to category to tag converter from the tools page
      • #23477r21789 creates a breaking change in behavior for get_submit_button
      • #33141 – Search form clear button is clipped in Safari (OS X)
    • Open Floor

    If anyone has other tickets the needs attention or other matter for the meeting, feel free to leave a comment with it. See everyone tomorrow!

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    Design chat summary for August 11

    This is the design chat summary on August 11. (Slack log).

    In attendance was: myself, @karmatosed, @mapk, @foliovision, @melchoyce, @afercia

    • @celloexpressions had requested for us to bring up #34923 during the chat. It’s a complex ticket, but hopefully it will get some eyes on.
    • During open Floor, @karmatosed shared a list of tickets that need attention:
      • #37384: Text alignment in options-discussion.php – @foliovision is gonna spend some time on this
      • #30599: media views: improve keyboard accessibility avoiding confusing tab stops – We came to the conclusion it doesn’t need ui feedback, it’s a purely accessibility issue
      • #32194: Post Locked Notification Dialog is not Responsive – @mapk found a bug in there and is opening up another ticket for it. @foliovision is also looking into it
      • #26605: Appearance of recent/future posts in dashboard looks off on mobile.
      • #27253: Enhancement Request: direct link to Drafts under Posts and Pages on the sidebar – I added a quick inspector mockup screenshot to the ticket to help visualize it.

    We’ll be back next week on Thursday August 18th, 20:00 UTC!

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    Design chat summary for August 4

    This is the design chat summary on August 4. (Slack log).

    In attendance was: myself, @hugobaeta, @foliovision, @ocean90, @petya, @melchoyce, @samuelsidler, @afercia, @presskopp

    • The about page was discussed #37246. It’s close to release and @hugobaeta led us through the latest iteration.

    We’ll be back next week on Thursday August 11th, 20:00 UTC!

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    Design chat summary for July 21

    This is the design chat summary on July 14. (Slack log).

    In attendance was: myself, @karmatosed, @foliovision, @mapk, @voldemortsen.

    • I gave a short update on the status of the about page #37246. Things are moving along and I’ll begin working on the layout of the page this week (here is a collection of past About page designs). @mapk is continuing the work on the shiny updates interactive bit (fallback for when the users have no updates), and I’ll circle back to the Native Font one.
    • WordCamp Brighton is happening this weekend and there’s a contribution day. @karmatosed will be there and is asking for tickets to work on – se feel free to reach out to her!
    • @FolioVision brought up #36999 – he updated the ticket with the requested screenshots and it seems ready for commit. @karmatosed and @voldemortsen +1’d it.
    • A discussion about the overuse of `!important` spawned off of the previous ticket, and there’s a ticket for an `!important` audit: #26350

    We’ll be back next week on Thursday July 28th, 20:00 UTC!

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    Design chat agenda for July 21

    This week’s chat is at the usual time today at 20:00 UTC, in about 30 min from now.

    Not much on the plate, as we get closer to the release:

    • About page for 4.6.
    • Open Floor

    Look forward to seeing you there!

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