Design team update: June 30

The design team are now posting individual updates each week, this post is a summary of the updates from there. If any other teams have design they need help with, please also let us know. You can either add as a comment to the post on make/design, add a comment here, or you can ask directly in #design on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Worked on/released this week:

  • 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. testing page and call: @karmatosed
  • Some vis recs: CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., theme editing and 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party editing: @karmatosed
  • Started reviewing ye olde Page on Front ticket: @melchoyce
  • Started playing with the design of a dynamic “Post BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.” for Gutenberg: @melchoyce
  • Started planning some ideas for 4.9: @melchoyce
  • Gutenberg Inserter – We’ve continued to have a discussion on the future of the inserter. I had a great time playing with some different sketches and wireframes based on the conversation. Still a few things that need to be figured out on the ticket (#1325): @joshuawold
  • WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. Talk – Gave my first talk at a WordPress Meetup:
  • Researching media plugins for insight into future interaction with Gutenberg, commenting on Gutenberg tickets, & gathering a list of past WordCamps to reach out to the designers who did fabulous work: @saracannon
  • Lots of Gutenberg’in! Trying to ensure every design ticket has a mockup, triaging tickets, and pushing CSS fixes in between. Published a design doc also: @joen

Currently working on:

  • Write up WCEU contribution day: @karmatosed
  • Vis recs: page/post editing, revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision., page settings in customiser: @karmatosed
  • Gutenberg marketing page, media, feedback and pattern library: @karmatosed
  • wpDO as there’s some interest on it, thanks!: @folletto
  • Handbook, onboarding: @folletto
  • Getting a summary up on Make/Design of previous Page on Front attempts: @melchoyce
  • Sketch out a flow for @melchoyce
  • 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./UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. triage: @melchoyce and @karmatosed
  • Save & Publish in the Customizer – While this isn’t directly WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. work, it’s closely related. Working on ideas for the save and publish button which could ultimately inspire other parts of WordPress: @joshuawold
  • Continuing the research on Media Plugins: @saracannon

Need help with:

  • Need more developer eyes on #39692 and #39693, and a developer to start working on #40104: see @melchoyce.
  • Gutenberg help is always appreciated. Our priorities are in these milestones, and we have a Design label for issues: see @joen
  • @celloexpressions would like #37661 (theme discovery 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.) consedered for 4.9

Full update post here.