Design team update: 7 July

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:

  • Participated at the Dashicons + 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. chat to discuss a lean process to make things more fluid: @folletto
  • Just Gutenberg’in. We had a big release, and we have more to come: @joen
  • Was speaking at a local 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. in Utrecht, will do another this evening in Eindhoven: @boemedia
  • Posted some 4.9 ideas: @melchoyce
  • Made a couple new Gutenberg mockups for converting widgets –> blocks and posted them to new issues: @melchoyce
  • Made a Post List/Grid 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. mockup for Gutenberg and posted that as a new issue: @melchoyce
  • Explored range slider designs and posted those to a new Gutenberg issue: @melchoyce
  • Started exploring previous “page on front” redesign attempts: @melchoyce
  • Gutenberg was my main focus: iterated on post, updated a test results, tested issues: @karmatosed
  • 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./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. triage: @karmatosed
  • 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 contribution day summary post: @karmatosed
  • Visual records for 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. and page on front settings: @karmatosed
  • We had a media meeting to debrief on image flow: @karmatosed

Currently working on:

  • Handbook, onboarding: @folletto
  • wpDO: @folletto
  • Gathering material and ideas for GTD3 designs: @zetaraffix
  • Looking into that Gutenberg video again: @mapk
  • Trying to keep the momentum of Processing + WP + 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. going.: @mapk
  • Hoping to keep the new HelpHub design going.: @mapk
  • Gutenberg – Sharing feedback, creating tickets and adding wireframes to a number of tickets. It’s been a ton of fun!: @joshuawold
  • Testing Gutenberg, investigating the future of pagebuilders in general. Together with a developer, I’m also exploring the possibilities of customising the order of wp-admin menu items: @boemedia
  • Page on Front: @melchoyce
  • Gutenberg: media, pattern library, usability tests and promotion page: @karmatosed
  • Review any tickets that come from image flow debrief: @karmatosed

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Full update post here.