Design Team Update – March 15th

Weekly meetings continue every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC in #design on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, our daylight saving time changes the beginning of April. The team continues to also run triage sessions 17:30 UTC.

  • Meeting notes:
  • 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. phase 2 update notes:

Some highlights from the last fortnight:

  • Accessibility walk through video for navigation 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..
  • Open invitiation to become a researcher.
  • Test simple responsive controls.
  • There will be an AMA walkthrough of ‘Site building research‘ on Monday at 19:00 UTC in the #design Slack channel.
  • Design triage is focusing on Gutenberg for the entire month of March.
  • The ‘ui-feedback’ and ‘ux-feedback’ labels are now combined into one ‘needs-design-feedback’ label within TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. Read the background post to this change.