Design team update October 25th

The focuses this week for designers were wide and varied. They included 5.3, Helphub and 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. The weekly triage sessions were held for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. and Gutenberg.

Weekly meeting

The design team held their weekly meeting at 18:00 UTC in #design. You can catch up on all the notes here.

Calls for involvement

Here are some calls for involvement for the design team:


There will be several opportunities for designers to be involved in during this event.

  • Testing table: @mapk will be facilitating.
  • AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( table: @nrqsnchz will be facilitating.
  • Design table: @joshuawold and myself will be facilitating.

If you are having a 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. that has a design contribution table, please reach out in #design so you can be added in future updates.

There was also a weekly Gutenberg design update posted, this included a roundup of everything ‘full site editing’.