Design team update December 6th

Lots of great things happened this week in the design team.

Meetings and triage

On Wednesday the design team met at the usual time of 19:00 UTC. Monday and Tuesday saw triages run also in #design.

Calls for involvement

Here are some calls for involvement for the design team:

  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ continues to need people to give feedback and create designs.

Posts to catch up on

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.

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Design team update November 22nd

Lots of great conversations, triage and designing happened this week. WC Milano is right now as this is posted having a contribution day and a design table 🖐🏻

This week also saw some iterations on the make/design site. There is a new section for focuses and now you can find the following:

The sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. also saw some refreshes with a new section calling out topics of interest, for example, design systems.

Meetings and triage

On Wednesday the design team met at the usual time of 19:00 UTC. Monday and Tuesday saw triages run also in #design.

Calls for involvement

Here are some calls for involvement for the design team:

Posts this week

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.

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Design team update November 15th

Another week saw more exciting posts and activity in the design team.

Meetings and triage

On Wednesday the design team met at the usual time of 19:00 UTC. Monday and Tuesday saw triages run also in #design.

Calls for involvement

Here are some calls for involvement for the design team:

Posts this week

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.

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Design team update November 8th

The past few weeks designers across WordPress were involved in multiple WordCamps, WC Tokyo and 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. US, to name but two of those. There was also a wide variety of work from 5.3 wrangling to 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ and beyond.

The meeting times are changing with daylight saving in some countries.

  • Monday: 17:30 UTC – 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. triage
  • Tuesday: 17:00 UTC – Gutenberg triage
  • Wednesday: 19:00 UTC – Design weekly team meeting

Weekly meeting

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

Triage

The design team continues to have triages each week, one for core/meta and one for Gutenberg.

Calls for involvement

Here are some calls for involvement for the design team:

Interesting posts

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

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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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/. 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:

WCUS

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) 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’.

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Design team update October 18th

These updates are moving to weekly, in an adjusted format. If anyone would like to see anything adjusted in these feel free to add a comment.

5.3

A great deal of time these past weeks have been involved in 5.3. Specifically, the design team have been focused on the about page, along with, 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) improvements to color, contrast and media.

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ design

Each week there is an update about what is going on within Gutenberg. You can view past updates here:

Triage

Design has 2 weekly triages:

  • Monday 16:30 UTC 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. design triage.
  • Tuesday 16:00 UTC Gutenberg design triage.

Weekly meetings

The design team meets every Wednesday. If you want to catch up on the notes you can here:

Proposals

  • WP design guide: There is a new style guide project which you can see the proposal for.
  • Typography scale: There is a new proposal about adding a typography scale, this will start by happening in components and then move out into the design experiments 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.

Points of note

Here are some extra things that have happened in the past few weeks.

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Design team update September 5th

As another 14 days turned around, the design team has continued to meet weekly and also have twice a week triages.

Specific update posts:

  • Design meeting team notes for August 28th, September 4th.
  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ design update #32, #33

Here are a few discussions happening to add your input on:

#design #fortnightly-updates

Design Team Update – March 29th

The weekly meeting changes from next week by an hour and now will be Wednesday at 18:00 UTC in #design on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. The team continues to also run triage sessions on Monday at 16:30 UTC, a second triage session is starting on Tuesday at 16:00 UTC focusing on 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/.

A highlight from the last fortnight:

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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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.. Read the background post to this change.

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Design Team Update – February 15th

Here are the highlights from the last fortnight:

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