A set of links and resources covering the history of the Gutenberg project, how it got started, sources of inspiration, and initial thinking.
A community Editor Experience Survey was conducted in early 2017, which reinforced the need for a new editing experience in WordPress.
This is a list of historical articles and products that influenced the Gutenberg project and the creation of the Block Editor.
- Parrot: an integrated site builder and editor concept for WordPress
- Apple Keynote
- Google Sites v2
- Themes of the Future, Eileen Violini (January 2021)
- Status Check: Site Editing & Customization, Matías Ventura Bausero (December 2020)
- State of the Word 2020 FSE Demo, Matt Mullenweg (December 2020)
- Embrace the Modularity, Riad Benguella (January 2020)
- State of the Word 2019 Gutenberg Demo, Matt Mullenweg (December 2019)
- Beyond Gutenberg, Matías Ventura Bausero (July 2018)
- Anatomy of a block: Gutenberg design patterns, Tammie Lister (July 2018)
- The Language of Gutenberg, Miguel Fonseca (April 2018)
- State of the Word 2017 Gutenberg Demo, Matt Mullenweg with demo by Matías Ventura Bausero (December 2017)
- Gutenberg, or the Ship of Theseus, Matías Ventura Bausero (October 2017)
- We Called It Gutenberg for a Reason, Matt Mullenweg (August 2017)
- How Gutenberg is Changing WordPress Development, Riad Benguella (October 2017)
- Revised suggested roadmap for Gutenberg and Customization, Tammie Lister (August 2017)
- Discovering Gutenberg and next steps, Tammie Lister (August 2017)
- How Gutenberg Will Shape the Future of WordPress, Morten Rand-Henrikson (August 2017)
You can also view this Index of Gutenberg related posts for more resources.