Week of June 24, 2022
Figma mobile web Bar component
We're working to grow out our Gestalt Figma web library to include more mobile web use cases. A first step towards that goal is the creation of a mobile web Bar component. This componnt is our first iteration, so please send us your feedback on ways to improve it.
Iconography open forum next steps
We wanted to thank everyone who participated in the iconography open forum session and give you a peak into what we'll be doing next. We're going to be using your feedback to publish a baseline set of iconography guidelines in our documentation which we plan to begin work on next sprint. We are also going to use your feedback to develop refinements to our Iconography & SVGs page. Once again, thank you so much for your support. We look forward to sharing updates soon.
Gestalt tutorials on Pinterest
Last but not least, we created our first Idea Pin tutorial on how to create a resizable progress bar component in Figma. This is our first toe-dip into Gestalt tutorials and we're excited to create all sorts of helpful tips and tricks for both designers and engineers. So, if you're interested in more tutorials, make sure to follow our Tutorials board and give us feedback on what tips you'd like to see.
Week of June 17, 2022
Dark mode Figma variants, Phase 1
This has been a long time coming, but we've shipped our first phase of dark mode variants in our Gestalt Figma libraries! This first phase has focused on core components for our Gestalt for iOS library (e.g., Button, Avatar, Popover, etc.). Our next phase will be to offer dark mode for more complex components like Pin, Board, and other reps. We look forward to sharing many more updates soon.
Design guidelines for Text and Heading components
Gestalt Learning released
We know that getting up to speed with Gestalt can take some work and we're constantly working to improve the onboarding process. That's why we released Gestalt Learning to offer a self-service learning path for important Gestalt topics. We have thoughts for additional content, but we'd love to hear your ideas! So, please reach out and give us your requests.
Note: This resource is available to Pinterest employees only.
Week of June 10, 2022
No updates this week due to KnitCon
The Gestalt team is busy knitting, so there are no updates for this week. We hope you all enjoy KnitCon!
Week of June 3, 2022
New Typography guidelines
To keep the momentum going on our release of guidelines in 2022, we just published the first iteration of our Typography guidelines. This is intended to serve as the foundation for much more detail and updates in the future. We look forward to sharing many more typography-related updates in the near future.
Major updates to our Pin and Masonry Figma components
The Gestalt team has been busy iterating on a new revs of the Pin component and Masonry component in our Figma iOS library. Our focus for this iteration was to drastically simplify the experience of using it in designs. This new component leverages all the new fancy bells and whistles Figma recently released, which drastically reduced the number of variants for this component. We also added a built-in introduction to the component and guides on common use-cases. We think it's going to be big improvement.
However, big improvements sometimes lead to (dun dun dunnn) breaking changes. This Pin is so different that we needed to essentially build it from scratch as a new component. Don't fret though, we've kept our previous version of the Pin component in our library for backward compatibility. That component will be sunset on September 30, 2022.
An Updated What's New page
In an effort to make our Gestalt docs the single source of truth, it's now the home for our weekly updates. We know it's hard to keep track of everything we ship, so we want to provide an easily accessible and digestible synopsis of all the new goodies our team cooks up.
And for all you fans of our Changelog, never fear — it's not gone, it's just in a happier place now. You can view our full changelog on Gestalt Web Github repo.
Gestalt is on Pinterest!
Given Gestalt is built for Pinterest, it only seemed right to be on... Pinterest. So if you're feeling inspired to be inspired, check out our Gestalt Pinterest account. We pin all sorts of cool things (mostly about design systems, because well, duh). We have some cool stuff up our sleeve for this account, so stay tuned.
Week of May 26, 2022
Data visualization tokens added to Gestalt
The team is super excited to share that we shipped data visualization tokens to Gestalt this week! We’re hoping to build upon this work to develop dataviz components and guidelines in future sprints, so stay tuned!
New RadioButton Component
We recently shipped a new RadioGroup component which will make building forms easier and faster. The big change is that this component allows you to create a group of radio buttons as opposed to having to create each one independently. This may not have a ton of impact on your day-to-day, but we’re sharing it with you so that you remind your XFN buddies in case they aren’t aware. On that note, we’ve also deprecated our RadioButton component in favor of RadioGroup.
Gestalt Open Forum — Iconography workshop!
We know you care a lot about icons, and it’s a hot topic and priority for Gestalt! So we’re planning an icon “workshop” that will happen during our next Gestalt Open Forum meeting (June 16th). Please join us and help us evolve our iconography guidelines — we need your input!