WordPress Gutenberg demo page gets an overhaul – WP Tavern
The official Gutenberg demo page on WordPress.org may soon receive an update that better reflects the capabilities of the editor and showcases the design creativity available through the templates.
Automattic sponsored designers Beatriz Fialho and Kelly Hoffman have submitted a prototype to consider with explorations of light and dark modes and three different variations for typography.
“Now that Gutenberg has been part of WordPress for a few years, it makes sense to update it, moving the message from what was once the new post editor to the editor who can feed all parts of your site.” said Fialho.
Concretely, it comes down to a more polished landing page with less emphasis on the demo being a playground that can be manipulated by visitors. Titles like “Say hello to the new publisher” are now obsolete because the publisher is no longer new. It’s been almost three years since Gutenberg was introduced in WordPress 5.0.
Since the demo page launched, the use of patterns has become a centerpiece in page design with Gutenberg. The updated demo will highlight blocks and templates, and add a new section dedicated to helping new users connect to resources to learn WordPress.
“It’s intentional that the page looks more like a landing page than a ‘playground’ page on an open canvas. ” said Fialho. “While it can still be interactive, allowing people to click and explore, it shows what is possible with the editor, ultimately remaining informative. “
A few contributors commented on the post to offer critical comments. Some refinements in the wording of the page may be necessary to suit new audiences. Dan Soschin, a member of the Automattic Sponsored Marketing Team, suggests rephrasing terms such as “WordPress Editor” and “blocks” and “patterns”, so that understanding them is not a requirement for choosing WordPress as a CMS.
Soschin also suggested that the design include a greater variety of visuals to show different types of websites, such as e-commerce, media portfolios and news sites, to demonstrate the flexibility of the platform beyond the simple blog.
Comments on the proposal will be open until November 5 before the next iteration. Contributors are also invited to get started in Meta Trac ticket where previous discussions took place.