In these days, I’m trying to test the new Gutenberg editor on my personal website, and as part of the Gutenberg Challenge, I’m forcing myself to write something about it, at least once a week. I’ve always thought that the variety of controls that you have at your disposal would eventually become a problem, since there’s only so much space for displaying them. Splitting stuff in tabs, and displaying quick shortcuts before even clicking the “+” button is exactly the type of countermove to balance the aforementioned abundancy. The general feeling that I have with this editor is quite frankly great, and for the first time in years I don’t feel the urge to go back writing the post in an editor that’s more comfortable to me, such as Sublime Text or Byword. The only thing I don’t really see the necessity of is the Drop Cap setting, which is, in my opinion, cosmetic enough to be enforced as an option by the theme that’s currently active, rather than the editor itself.
This is the first post that I'm writing using the new shiny Gutenberg editor that someday will land in WordPress core. I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up with the #GuntenbergChallenge, that would be trying to write and publish at least one post per week using Gutenberg, but what I can tell right now is that this editor feels like a breathe of fresh air, and a much needed step in the right direction. We'll probably never be able to bridge the gap between what happens in the backend and the visual representation you have on the frontend, but the ability to have a more visual approach to things is always appreciated, especially with something as fundamental as a post/page content. If you want to know more, or perhaps getting involved in the project, follow its development on GitHub.