Posts Tagged ‘atomic design’

  1. 23 Apr, 2018

    Who actually uses atomic design?

    A few people have gotten in touch with witty comments like “Care to comment?” It’s always fun to see people get caught up in labels and nomenclature, but ultimately I think the mental model continues to be helpful (for me […]

  2. 02 Apr, 2018

    Creating Themeable Design Systems

    TL;DR: Design systems + CSS Zen Garden = Awesome. Is it possible to create a single design system that powers wildly different-looking brands and experiences? The answer is yes! But why would you want to? Different audiences and contexts – […]

  3. 14 Nov, 2017

    Self-Publishing a Book for Fun and Profit

    I wrote and self-published a book called Atomic Design, and I’m really pleased with how the whole thing turned out. I want to share my experience largely because I think the process has a lot to offer other authors who […]

  4. 22 Oct, 2017

    About Face: How About.com Changed its Design Process and became Dotdash

    Adam McClean and Dan Mall had a fantastic chat with Jared Spool about the work we did to help transform About.com into the new Dotdash. We took their monolithic brand and exploded it into a suite of topic-specific brands, with […]

  5. 25 Apr, 2017

    Designing for Edge Cases

    This is fun. I’m a big fan of designing for dynamic content, which is why template and page stages of the atomic design methodology are two separate things. It’s critical to address best case scenarios, worst case scenarios, and everything in between. That’s […]

  6. 11 Apr, 2017

    Josh Clark on The Full Stack Design System

    Josh wrote up some thoughts about the fantastic, previously-shared Full Stack Design System article, which includes a bit where he goes to bat for atomic design. From the original article: Atomic Design will tell you to take some of your […]

  7. 06 Apr, 2017

    The Book Report: Atomic Design

    Here’s a very kind book review of Atomic Design from Josh Tuck. I remember talking to him about Bob’s Burgers, so I’m glad that made it into the review 🙂

  8. 06 Apr, 2017

    The full stack design system

    Emmet Connolly underscores the point that simply having a UI pattern library isn’t enough to create successful work across products at an organization. To return to our Lego analogy, simply having a limited pattern library of bricks to choose from doesn’t […]

  9. 08 Feb, 2017

    Learning the Web Using Atomic Design

    Ian wrote up some thoughts about how he came into the web industry. By way of being my brother, he had the concepts of modularity and atomic design beaten into him from Day 1 on the job. Perhaps he has […]

  10. 29 Jan, 2017

    Talkin’ Atomic Design on the Non-Breaking Space Podcast

    I had a great time chatting with my pal Christopher Schmitt about atomic design principles, my book, and a bunch of other stuff. Give it a listen!

  11. 28 Nov, 2016

    Atomic Design Out Now

    I have great news: Atomic Design is complete and is on sale now!  You can pick which flavor of the book suits you best: Paperback for $20 Ebook for $10 Paperback + Ebook for $25 The ebook includes ePub, mobi, and PDF formats so you […]

  12. 30 Aug, 2016

    Shoptalk Episode 231: Book Writing Panel

    I had the great opportunity to chat with Chris, Dave, Val, Simon, and Richard about what goes into writing a book. It was fun to hear some the other authors all talk through the same challenges I’ve had (like competing with […]

  13. 28 Apr, 2016

    Copy Editing Atomic Design

    I’m in the process of wrapping up the manuscript of Atomic Design, and it’s time to begin the copy editing process. Up until this point this book project has been a solo endeavor. Writing this book in the open has been fantastic so […]

  14. 08 Jan, 2016

    10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2016

    I was happy to see The Next Web include modular design as an important trend in modern web design, and of course was happy to see they think atomic design is a good resource for it.

  15. 04 Jan, 2016

    Content and Display Patterns

    Dan Mall posted an absolutely epic article that encapsulates a lot of the pattern-based concepts the community has been advancing for the last few years. I highly recommend reading it in its entirety. Here are some key highlights I took away […]

  16. 07 Dec, 2015

    Atomic Design in one GIF

    Atomic design in one gif.

  17. 30 Nov, 2015

    Making sense of atomic design: molecules and organisms

    In her post, Alla Kholmatova discusses how her team has determined what’s a molecule and what’s an organism in their atomic design system. It’s a thoughtful post that discusses some of the challenges around determining whether to define a component as […]

  18. 14 Oct, 2015

    Atomic design, pattern libraries and more! Workshop in Montreal

    I’m super excited to head to Montreal October 25th to give a full-day workshop all about atomic design, establishing effective pattern libraries, Pattern Lab, and working with a pattern-based workflow. There are only a few tickets available (maximum of only 30 people), […]

  19. 17 Jul, 2015

    Style Guide First?

    On a recent episode of Shop Talk Show, Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert fielded a question regarding style guides and where they fit into the design/development process. Here was the question: I’m working on a redesign for an old website. […]

  20. 10 Jul, 2015

    Atomic Design Is For User Interfaces

    I’m almost finished with Chapter 2 of Atomic Design, which defines the atomic design methodology and discusses the benefits of using atomic design to craft UI design systems. While approaching this chapter, I wanted to address the fact that atomic […]

  21. 20 Apr, 2015

    The What and Why of Pattern Lab

    Dave Olsen (@dmolsen), the beloved developer of the Pattern Lab project, gave a great presentation about why Pattern Lab matters and what it can do.

  22. 14 Apr, 2015

    Maker Series Recap: Brad Frost

    I had a fantastic time traveling to nearby Dayton OH to talk about atomic design as part of Sparkbox’s Build Right: Maker Series. It was a really fun day largely in part because the Sparkbox crew set it up to […]

  23. 31 Mar, 2015

    Interview with Brad Frost

    I had a great chat with David Mannheim about atomic design and a pattern-based design and development workflow.

  24. 22 Mar, 2015

    Email Responses #1: Workflow & Client Education

    Note: I’m going to start posting some of my email responses to people here on my blog. I think a lot of people’s questions are valuable and think they’re worthy of a broader discussion. And I hope the advice I’m […]

  25. 17 Mar, 2015

    Successful Product Design, pt. 4: Atomic Design with Brad Frost

    I got a chance to talk about atomic design on The Dirt podcast. I had a blast! For the fourth chapter in our series on Designing a Successful Product, we sit down with Mr. Brad Frost to discuss Atomic Design and […]

  26. 04 Mar, 2015

    Where Atomic Design Fell Short

    Despite the doom-and-gloom title, this is a good article explaining how important it is to settle on a vocabulary that makes sense for the team. I will say one thing in defense of the naming structure of atomic design. Atoms, […]

  27. 22 Jan, 2015

    Atomic Design Newsletter #2

    I just sent out the second edition of the Atomic Design newsletter, where I’m posting progress on the book as well as resources related to style guides and pattern libraries. If you’re interested, you can sign up here. You can […]

  28. 21 Jan, 2015

    Pattern Man

    Pattern Man is an atomic-design-style approach to Middleman, brought to you by those brainiacs at Bearded. I really like the nested include approach that allows you to keep your patterns DRY, although I think I still very much prefer how […]

  29. 09 Jan, 2015

    Unique web design book explores how interfaces fit together

    The folks at Net Magazine were kind enough to write about my upcoming book called Atomic Design. I chatted with them about how I’m writing the book in the open and what I’m trying to accomplish with it.

  30. 08 Jan, 2015

    Atomic Design: The Book

    So I am writing a book. And I am really excited about it. It’s called Atomic Design and it’s all about creating and maintaining effective interface design systems. Here’s what I’m going to cover in the book: Explain why it’s increasingly […]