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Last modified 9 days ago

#52775 assigned task (blessed)

About Page for 5.8 Release

Reported by: chaion07 Owned by: marybaum
Milestone: 5.8 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Help/About Keywords: dev-feedback needs-copy-review needs-design
Focuses: ui, accessibility, docs, administration, privacy, ui-copy Cc:

Description

This ticket includes the discussion, planning, work and other records leading to the development of WordPress 5.8 release

Change History (11)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
2 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.8
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to task (blessed)

#2 @chaion07
2 months ago

  • Keywords needs-design added

#3 follow-up: @sarmstead
2 months ago

Thanks, @chaion07! I'd be happy to design graphics, to write copy, or copy edit for this page.

Last edited 2 months ago by sarmstead (previous) (diff)

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 ; follow-up: @chaion07
2 months ago

Replying to sarmstead:

Thanks, @chaion07! I'd be happy to design graphics, to write copy, or copy edit for this page.

That's great @sarmstead We need all the help we can get. Do you have any design ideas in mind? Let me also tag a few other people who can help us with the design of the page. @karmatosed, @estelaris, @hedgefield, @kellychoffman, @ibdz, @jameskoster
Additionally, I suggest we have a Google Doc so that others can contribute with the write-up for the page. I'll soon get one with the overview points. Cheers!

#5 @chaion07
2 months ago

Reference: You can see the work and links shared in WordPress 5.7 about page ticket: #52347

#6 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-up: @sarmstead
2 months ago

Replying to chaion07:

Replying to sarmstead:

Thanks, @chaion07! I'd be happy to design graphics, to write copy, or copy edit for this page.

That's great @sarmstead We need all the help we can get. Do you have any design ideas in mind? Let me also tag a few other people who can help us with the design of the page. @karmatosed, @estelaris, @hedgefield, @kellychoffman, @ibdz, @jameskoster
Additionally, I suggest we have a Google Doc so that others can contribute with the write-up for the page. I'll soon get one with the overview points. Cheers!

Thank you for the link to the previous artwork, @chaion07! Right now I'd like to try designing around the jazz musician we choose for 5.8 (https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions). I'd say we match colors, create vector portraits, and even incorporate some fun SVG icons for a little flare. Just a start of course!

Also, some relevant docs:

Last edited 3 weeks ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#7 follow-up: @marybaum
3 weeks ago

Welcome @sarmstead! And @chaion07!

Component maintainer @marybaum here. I've taken this page on formally after being its informal lead for the last year and a half, since 5.4, going through 5.7.

The Core team has been discussing ways the page might evolve along with the block editor, and how it might reach even more people — and how we the community can get really clear on who it's for and what people should get out of it.

My co-maintainer, Abha Thakor (I will nominate her Wednesday at devchat), and I are thinking about how we might surface the content ahead of the time to do the creative.

There is also some discussion, on Slack and on Make in several posts, about evolving the About page itself, so any discussion here is premature at best. I suggest we hold off AT LEAST until Wednesday devchat, and then we'll know where we stand.

Perhaps.

Meantime, gentlemen, welcome aboard!

#8 @marybaum
3 weeks ago

  • Owner set to marybaum
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#9 in reply to: ↑ 6 ; follow-up: @marybaum
3 weeks ago

Replying to sarmstead:

Great thought, Sam, except for one thing: We never know the name of the muscician until the day of the actual release, and we are bound to commit the code for the About page at the deadline of the first release candidate, which is at least two weeks ahead of that date. (That's so that Polyglots can translate the copy, which after all are strings, by the release date for all of the language we publish WordPress in. There are a lot of them.)

Further, we work on the copy starting as soon as we know what the main features are going to be — easier this time, since we know we'll have a focus on FSE as a focus for theme and plugin authors, with a standard set of block-editor improvements for users.

Bottom line is we get serious about design and copy at or before Beta 1, and when we can, we strive to get drafts of both into the ticket here by the time we release Beta 1.

Also, we'll want to check with the security-minded folx on the Core team to see how and when any SVG artwork can go in. You may have noticed as a user that we don't permit SVG in the Media Library for exactly that reason — security — but I have personally used SVG as background images in CSS for nearly ten years without a problem.)

Again — welcome aboard!

Thrilled to see what you come up with!

Replying to chaion07:

Replying to sarmstead:

Thanks, @chaion07! I'd be happy to design graphics, to write copy, or copy edit for this page.

That's great @sarmstead We need all the help we can get. Do you have any design ideas in mind? Let me also tag a few other people who can help us with the design of the page. @karmatosed, @estelaris, @hedgefield, @kellychoffman, @ibdz, @jameskoster
Additionally, I suggest we have a Google Doc so that others can contribute with the write-up for the page. I'll soon get one with the overview points. Cheers!

Thank you for the link to the previous artwork, @chaion07! Right now I'd like to try designing around the jazz musician we choose for 5.8 (https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions). I'd say we match colors, create vector portraits, and even incorporate some fun SVG icons for a little flare. Just a start of course!

Also, some relevant docs:

Last edited 3 weeks ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#10 in reply to: ↑ 7 @chaion07
3 weeks ago

Replying to marybaum:

Welcome @sarmstead! And @chaion07!

Component maintainer @marybaum here. I've taken this page on formally after being its informal lead for the last year and a half, since 5.4, going through 5.7.

The Core team has been discussing ways the page might evolve along with the block editor, and how it might reach even more people — and how we the community can get really clear on who it's for and what people should get out of it.

My co-maintainer, Abha Thakor (I will nominate her Wednesday at devchat), and I are thinking about how we might surface the content ahead of the time to do the creative.

There is also some discussion, on Slack and on Make in several posts, about evolving the About page itself, so any discussion here is premature at best. I suggest we hold off AT LEAST until Wednesday devchat, and then we'll know where we stand.

Perhaps.

Meantime, gentlemen, welcome aboard!

Thank you Mary for the pointers.I'm simply grateful to be able to learn from this experience overall. Eagerly waiting for the due diligence to happen accordingly. Much obliged with the advice and knowledge that you've shared.

#11 in reply to: ↑ 9 @sarmstead
9 days ago

Thanks, @marybaum! Sounds like you and your co-maintainer have got the process from here. Once you get a clear idea of next steps, I'll be happy to jump in where it's needed most.

Replying to marybaum:

Replying to sarmstead:

Great thought, Sam, except for one thing: We never know the name of the muscician until the day of the actual release, and we are bound to commit the code for the About page at the deadline of the first release candidate, which is at least two weeks ahead of that date. (That's so that Polyglots can translate the copy, which after all are strings, by the release date for all of the language we publish WordPress in. There are a lot of them.)

Further, we work on the copy starting as soon as we know what the main features are going to be — easier this time, since we know we'll have a focus on FSE as a focus for theme and plugin authors, with a standard set of block-editor improvements for users.

Bottom line is we get serious about design and copy at or before Beta 1, and when we can, we strive to get drafts of both into the ticket here by the time we release Beta 1.

Also, we'll want to check with the security-minded folx on the Core team to see how and when any SVG artwork can go in. You may have noticed as a user that we don't permit SVG in the Media Library for exactly that reason — security — but I have personally used SVG as background images in CSS for nearly ten years without a problem.)

Again — welcome aboard!

Thrilled to see what you come up with!

Replying to chaion07:

Replying to sarmstead:

Thanks, @chaion07! I'd be happy to design graphics, to write copy, or copy edit for this page.

That's great @sarmstead We need all the help we can get. Do you have any design ideas in mind? Let me also tag a few other people who can help us with the design of the page. @karmatosed, @estelaris, @hedgefield, @kellychoffman, @ibdz, @jameskoster
Additionally, I suggest we have a Google Doc so that others can contribute with the write-up for the page. I'll soon get one with the overview points. Cheers!

Thank you for the link to the previous artwork, @chaion07! Right now I'd like to try designing around the jazz musician we choose for 5.8 (https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions). I'd say we match colors, create vector portraits, and even incorporate some fun SVG icons for a little flare. Just a start of course!

Also, some relevant docs:

Last edited 9 days ago by sarmstead (previous) (diff)
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