Genericons has had an overhaul recently. According to this Github note from Joen Asmussen, they've changed the build process to Node.js and Grunt, prioritized SVG over icon-fonts, removed social icons, and focusing on “being just an icon set.” The release will be in a long beta while Joen goes on sabbatical for a few months, so if you use Genericons in your plugins or themes you have some time to give it a spin.
Sami Keijonen shares his experience as a first time contributor to the WordPress default theme building process. He primarily worked within the realm of SVG icons for the Twenty Seventeen theme.
Mel Choyce has started the conversation on Make Core to change WordPress’s Dashicons icon font to SVG: In the next couple months, we’re going to focus on converting the Dashicons icon font in core to SVG. The process of adding and updating the Dashicons font is an incredibly labor intensive, tedious process that is currently limited…
Robert Rowley at Patchstack explains what I believe is the first-ever reported vulnerability in Gutenberg (the plugin, not in WordPress core) to make the National Vulnerability Database. Robert has opened an issue for discussion in the Gutenberg GitHub repo that has a good quick summary of the vulnerability. It appears to be only a theoretical…
Per Søderlind, who calls Oslo his home, has developed an SVG logo Custom Control for the WordPress Customizer. It’s a proof of concept, but seems to be worth the time to review his walkthrough if you find yourself needing to customize the Customizer.
Bill Erickson shows how to use an SVG for a site favicon. This allows you to modify the favicon styling based on a dynamic color scheme, including a dark mode.