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

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  2. Alina Grabowski
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    Can the column number be set to other value for other breakpoints?

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  3. Steve Grant
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    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.

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    • Andrew
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      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.

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  4. Aris Kuckovic
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    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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