Design update 21st 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:

  • Last week I continued to follow conversations on a handful of 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. tickets, as well as attend several of the Design meetings: @joshuawold
  • Kept track of Gutenberg design issues: @melchoyce
  • Updated some Gutenberg 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. blocks: @melchoyce
  • Compiled previous work on Page on Front into one post: @melchoyce
  • Gutenberg: blocks, issues: @karmatosed
  • Media: flows and working on how work with Gutenberg: @karmatosed

Currently working on:

  • This week will likely be a bit more of the same. Hoping to get back into working on some wireframes/prototypes for some of the tickets soon: @joshuawold
  • WPdo, Dashicons: @folletto
  • Reading through Page on Front post comments; going to hold off on responding so more opinions can come in: @melchoyce
  • Improving the make/design handbook: @melchoyce
  • Testing patches for 4.9.1
  • Gutenberg: blocks, media, where needed, promotion page: @karmatosed

Need help with:

Full update post here.