Category: Pattern Libraries

Building A Large-Scale Design System: How A Design System Was Created For The U.S. Government (Case Study)

    Editor’s Note: We’ve been closely working with Maya on this article, and we’re happy to see the final result now being published on 18F. We highly encourage more teams to share the lessons they learned when building des...

Animation in Design Systems

Our own Sarah Drasner: Unlike fonts, colors, and so on, we tend to add animation in as a last step, which leads to disorganized implementations that lack overall cohesion. If you asked a designer or developer if they would create a mockup or build a UI without knowing the fonts they were working with, they would dislik...

Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level

    No thorough conversation about the front end today can end without mention of pattern libraries. Sometimes a pattern library appears in the form of a living style guide, or as a design system, or as the outcome of an atomic desig...