WordPress Gutenberg

Learn more about the new editor Gutenberg. It’s a major shift from the current editor. Revealed at WordCamp Europe it has received already 3 updates and it now in 0.5.0 You can find a collection of resources and blog posts on Storify And I created this post in the Gutenberg editor 0.5.0.

Three Kinds of Design

John Maeda talked about the Three Kinds of Design. He used his Design Tech Report 2017 PDF as prompts on screen, which was interesting. You can read his Design Tech Report here. You can also listen to the report via Vimeo.
Listen to John Maeda explains how WordPress actually produces Computational Designers. It’s in this video close to the end:
I particularly was fascinated by Maeda’s remarks about China. Listen to him yourself. Especially how Chinese people use their smarphones.

CSS Grid – Creating Web Layouts the right way! Finally.

CSS Grid is finally here. I had given up on ever getting into the nitty-gritty of Cascading Styles sheets. Our designer-developer is so proficient in it, that I was able to delegate that part since 2006 or so. Wholeheartedly agree with Morten, when he says “Web Layouts are broken. We just refined how we break them.”

Need and example?

Layout files like this are not uncommon. They are almost a badge of honor. Right?
Here is a little excerpt from the slide-deck
For everyone who wants to really dive into the talk and see Morten go to all of his 106 slides, watch it on WordPress.TV
Well worth your time! 

Cathedral and Bazaar

How do we build Community? Like we build open-source. Eric Raymond, wrote about his time at Linux – the open-source operating system, in his book Cathedral and Bazaar.
  1. With many eyes, all bugs are shallow.
  2. Release early, release often.
  3. Scratching a personal itch
  4. Egoless participation.

Five Good Faith Rules

  1. The group is for the benefit of the community, not specific businesses or individuals. (egoless participation)
  2. Membership is open to anyone. (many eyes, and also modeling that open bazaar concept)
  3. Everything is volunteer-based; speakers or organizers are not paid. (egoless participation)
  4. Anyone can organize an event. (many eyes, release early/often, “personal itch,” egoless participation, and also the open bazaar.)
  5. The community works together to make a welcoming environment, and discriminatory behavior is not accepted. (many eyes)
Andrea Middleton’s talk is now on WordPress.tv.
Andrea Middleton: How WordPress Communities are built – WordCamp Europe 2017

…. and then I attended a WordCamp

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