Jon gives some insight into how and why we use pattern portfolios as deliverables at Clearleft.
Keep it under your hat, but Paul has soft-launch his Project Portillo. And very nice it is too.
Here are some nice patterns that Paul uses for starting points in his own projects.
The Guardian’s front-end patterns library. The modules section contains their equivalent of a pattern primer. Very nice!
These short pocketbooks from Five Simple Steps look like they’ll be very handy indeed. Shame they won’t be available in dead-tree format: I bet they’d be really cute.
This is an important subject (and one very close to my heart) so I’m very glad to see these data protection guidelines nailed to the wall of the web over at Contents Magazine.
- Treat our data like it matters.
- No upload without download.
- If you close a system, support data rescue.
Paul has open-sourced his front-end style guide and put it up on Github. It’s a very handy starting point for making your own.
Anna goes through some of her favourite pattern libraries. It’s really, really great to see this stuff getting documented.
I met one of the guys from the Starbucks team at South by Southwest and he mentioned that they had a markup pattern library. I encouraged them to make it public, and it here it is!
I really hope that more companies and agencies will start sharing stuff like this.
A handy set of guidelines from Brad Frost. It’s still a work in progress but it’s got some good tips for mobile design and development.
Bootstrap is Twitter’s CSS and markup style guide—very similar to the pattern portfolios that we often provide as deliverables at Clearleft.
Use strong, definite language in your writing. Make that sentence your bitch.
A beautiful glossary of typographic terms.
Paul has created a site for tracking usage of the BBC’s GEL (Global Experience Language) visual design language. Nice’n’responsive it is too.
Paul gives an excellent and thorough explanation of why systems thinking is important in web design.
A very detailed set of coding standards and guidelines.
James Bridle's lovely notebook for his first visit to South by Southwest.
Beyond the personal annual report; it's the personal brand identity guidelines.
Chris Heathcote's notes from his PaperCamp talk on guidebooks.
WCAG 2.0 has just entered proposed recommendation status. What a long strange trip it's been.
A good list of interface guidelines based on real world experience with a mobile phone, an music player and an operating system.
Gareth is putting some wisdom of crowds behind the design of APIs. Vote on the principles that you think are important in a good API.
The Economist style guide: the "dos and don'ts" section is particularly useful.
This is cargo cultism in action. Reductionism at its worst.