1. Abdelfatah Aboelghit

    Nice updates. Gutenberg is getting better every day and will have a bigger impact on page builders.


  2. Alina Grabowski

    Can the column number be set to other value for other breakpoints?


  3. Steve Grant

    On the topic of terminology I’ll say again that the label “patterns” for laypeople means either:

    A plural noun: “patterns” a repeated decorative design. “a neat blue herringbone pattern”, “A check pattern”. Or, a verb “to pattern” to decorate with a repeated design.

    Most laypeople will not expect the tab marked “patterns” to contain layout chunks. Most laypeople will expect a “pattern library” to contain geometric patterns. In the context of a design and layout tool where we have colours, gradients and patterns – think about what the implication is.

    If Gutenberg is a tool for programmers then “Patterns” is the right label. If gutenberg is a tool for laypeople then the correct label might be “Layout Chunks” or “Template Sections” something like that.

    A Design Pattern in the sense of a reusable solution is industry jargon.


    • Andrew

      Yes a pattern is industry jargon in many different industries.

      I also think it is possible that it may be widely understood outside of those industries as a reusable template that can be used to help with creating something.

      Over the weekend I was thinking about this after reading your comment, Steve. I was a bit concerned that patterns wouldn’t be understood as I have created quite a few of them.

      I asked a few friends and relatives, non of whom work in web dev/design or any industry where they would use design templates.

      The question I asked (trying not to bias the replies) was this: “When I say the word pattern, what do you think of?”

      Some of the answers were such things as “a patterned wallpaper”, or “a dress with a nice pattern”.

      Other answers were things like “a sewing pattern”, or “a pattern with woodworking instructions”, or “a sort of template to show how to cut something to a shape”. Approx three-quarters replied with variations of these.

      Most of those who didn’t immediately think of a reusable template, did understand the concept of using a pattern as a reusable template, when I further asked what would be another use for “a pattern”.

      I’m in northern England in the UK and it may be possible other regions/countries may have completely different thoughts on what a pattern is, and also I have no idea how it translates into other languages.

      My very small sample is entirely un-scientific and may not be at all representative, but it did make me think that it is possible it may not be such an issue to use the pattern terminology.


  4. Aris Kuckovic

    I can’t say this enough – well done!
    I’m currently telling my clients to move away from page-builders and start with Gutenberg – and THIS does NOT make it harder for me to persuade them!

    Woop woop!


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