Gutenberg Watch

Gutenberg Development – Beyond Content Area

In a post Defining Content – Block Areas by  Automattic Engineer Matias Ventura recently outlined next phase of Gutenberg development. In the post Matias discussed about Gutenberg development beyond content area into full page editing phase.

The announcement of second phase of Gutenberg development has been both excitement (for end users) and worst fear (for developers & agencies). For agencies & developers, it could be The End of WordPress Themes is in Sight, threatening their main source of income & livelihood. For end users and other hobbyist, it is a rebirth of creativity which had become out of reach for them due to technological barriers and obstacles created by profit oriented WordPress developers/ agencies.

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Twenty Twenty Default WordPress Theme

The WordPress Developer team announced yesterday that WordPress 5.3 will include a new default theme: Twenty Twenty. The development of Twenty Twenty theme is lead by WordPress community’s much admired developer Anders Noren. Its initial announcement was received by the WordPress community with excitement and well deserved praise for Andres’s Twenty Twenty development lead role. […]

Flex Box

Firefox DevTools – Flexbox & CSS Grid Inspectors

The Firefox’s new Flexbox Inspector tool designed by Firefox’s DevTools design team is arriving with FireFox 65. This together with CSS Grid Inspector will greatly facilitate web layout design using CSS Grid and/or Flexbox. MDN Documents has created excellent guides for CSS Grid Layout and CSS Flexible Box Layout.

Victoria Wang, a UX designer and Firefox DevTools team member at Mozilla, has an excellent behind the screen post on Designing the Flexbox Inspector, a must read for Firefox Devtools users.