Category: Gutenberg

  • Contextual editing clarity

    One of the most challenging elements to get right in the site editing UX is where and how we draw lines between the different editing contexts. Until now, no lines have been drawn at all. In both the Site Editor and the Template Editor, if you’re able to see content, you can edit it directly, […]

  • Refining border controls in the editor

    Making use of the sidebar controls and components concepts we worked on last year. Follow along in #31337 😎

  • Migrating document attributes from the Inspector to the Top Bar

    With Full Site Editing approaching, we’re exploring ways to better prepare the post editor for this richer editing experience. One enhancement being considered is moving the post title off the canvas, and into the Top Bar. The reasoning for this change is that not all templates actually display the post title. So if you’re editing […]

  • Another concept for contextual block pattern insertion

    This one is proving rather tricky to get right! Feedback on previous iterations from the Full Site Editing Go / No Go discussion that took place this week indicates that seeing the pattern carousel on the canvas can be problematic. It’s beginning to feel like one of those situations where a little friction in the […]

  • Zooming out to re-order root level blocks and discover contextual block patterns

    An idea Joen and I have discussed a lot recently is providing users with a way to zoom out a level from the thing they’re editing in order to make more sweeping changes to the composition of their document. This affordance can be a very useful tool when working with something like a template, where […]