How Design Patterns And Component Libraries Create Unity And Context

Earlier in the week I offered some thoughts about components, design patterns, and pattern libraries. In that post I shared some things about the house I grew up in and how it was built on the same plan as other houses in the neighborhood. I want to talk a little more about the neighborhood and how it created a context for each of the houses within.

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Components, Design Patterns, and Creative Solutions To Custom Problems

I grew up in a house on suburban Long Island. The house was in the middle of a neighborhood where all the houses were built on the same plan. They were all built from the same design pattern.

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Content Choreography — Why Our Float Based Approach To Layout Should Evolve

The easiest way to rearrange a design’s layout for different devices and conditions is simply to drop one column below another when space no longer allows them to sit side by side. It may be easiest, but it’s hardly the best approach.

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Thoughts For Better Variable Organization In SASS

For most of the last year if I’ve written css, it’s been in a preprocessed SASS file, specifically a .scss file. Good for me, but I haven’t been taking advantage of most of what SASS has to offer. My .scss files are often little more than nested css. I’ve used variables here and there and included the occasional mixin, but my SASS use has been simplistic at best.

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Is A Dedicated Mobile Design Ever Appropriate?

A few weeks ago I offered some thoughts about why responsive design is always appropriate. Jon Michael Christensen followed up on my post and offered some interesting thoughts of his own. I’d like to continue the conversation.
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