[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #52775: About Page for 5.8 Release

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#52775: About Page for 5.8 Release
 Reporter:  chaion07                 |       Owner:  marybaum
     Type:  task (blessed)           |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  5.8
Component:  Help/About               |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-      |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility,
  copy-review needs-design           |  docs, administration, privacy, ui-
                                     |  copy

Comment (by marybaum):

 Replying to [comment:6 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 [comment:4 chaion07]:
 > > Replying to [comment:3 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:
 > - Important note from #51809 (The about pages have less visibility now)
 > - Let's follow the design system / plugin for the about pages from
 @ryelle: https://github.com/ryelle/about-patterns
 > - Per #52743, let's make sure that we correctly code our <img> src's
 (see [https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/50524 50523])

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