Tags: library

The Pattern Library

Literally a library of patterns: y’know, for tiling background images. Old school!

Creating Style Guides · An A List Apart Article

A great article by Susan on getting started with creating a styleguide for any project.

I’ve seen firsthand how style guides save development time, make communication regarding your front end smoother, and keep both code and design consistent throughout the site.

being a client (tecznotes)

Mike writes about what it was like being a client for a change. After working with him on the Code for America project, I can personally vouch for him as a dream client:

Clearleft’s pattern deliverables are the special-special that made the final work so strong. Jon Aizlewood’s introduction to the concept convinced me to contact Clearleft. Jeremy Keith’s interest in design systems kicked off the process, and Anna Debenham’s fucking rock star delivery brought it all home.

Getting Started With Pattern Libraries ∙ An A List Apart Blog Post

A great post from Anna on the front-end styleguides she’s worked on for A List Apart and Code for America. ‘Twas a pleasure working with her on the Code for America project.

A-mer-ica! Fuck yeah!

A List Apart Pattern Library

Another front-end style guide for the collection. This time it’s from A List Apart. Lovely stuff!

Flickr: The British Library’s Photostream

This is a wonderful addition to the already-wonderful Flickr Commons: over one million pictures from the British Library, available with liberal licensing.

Y’know, I’m worried about what will happen to my own photos when Flickr inevitably goes down the tubes (there are still some good people there fighting the good fight, but they’re in the minority and they’re battling against the douchiest of Silicon Valley managerial types who have been brought in to increase “engagement” by stripping away everything that makes Flickr special) …but what really worries me is what’s going to happen to Flickr Commons. It’s an unbelievably important and valuable resource.

Styleguide | MapBox

Hot on the heels of the Mailchimp styleguide, here’s the collection of patterns used by Mapbox. I’m not keen on some of their markup choices, but again, it’s great to see organisations publicly documenting this stuff.

Pattern Library | MailChimp

The markup for the patterns that Mailchimp use on their products. I love getting a glimpse of how companies handle this kind of stuff internally.

Brewster’s trillions: Internet Archive strives to keep web history alive

A profile in The Guardian of the Internet Archive and my hero, Brewster Kahle (who also pops up in the comments).

On pattern portfolios | Clear Thinking - The Clearleft Blog

Jon gives some insight into how and why we use pattern portfolios as deliverables at Clearleft.

Barebones — An initial directory setup, style guide and pattern primer by Paul Lloyd

Here are some nice patterns that Paul uses for starting points in his own projects.

Base CSS | Pasteup | Guardian News

The Guardian’s front-end patterns library. The modules section contains their equivalent of a pattern primer. Very nice!

Style guide round-up

Anna goes through some of her favourite pattern libraries. It’s really, really great to see this stuff getting documented.

Style Guide

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.

Pears

A great pattern library from Dan.

Out of this World events

There’s a whole series of sci-fi related events going on at the British Library.

New Titles in Lending Library! « The Open Library Blog

You can now borrow HTML5 For Web Designers through the Open Library. Nice one, George!

Welcome to Open Library! (Open Library)

One web page for every book. I love this project.

Polymaps

A JavaScript/SVG library for displaying maps in a variety of interesting ways.

PaintbrushJS v0.1 Demo Page

A fantastic bit of image manipulation JavaScript from Dave.

Akihabara

A framework for creating old-school arcade games in the browser, using HTML5.

We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind

A pattern library that considers colour blindness.

BBC - Glow JavaScript Library

The BBC have released their JavaScript library. This one is worth paying attention to for its wide browser support base.

Eucalyptus: The Library, to go – on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

This looks like a nice book reading app.

kewlchops: A new leaf.

The perfect person for the job—George will be working on the Internet Archive's Open Library project: a webpage for every book ever published.

Jacob Nadal

The blog of the preservation officer at the University of California.

jCquard: The Do Less, Punch More JavaScript Library

This is certainly the most backwards-compatible JavaScript library out there.

jQuery 1.2 Cheat Sheet :: www.gscottolson.com/weblog/

A handy cheat sheet of jQuery methods to print out and keep on hand.

Flickr: The Commons

Here's a fantastic collaboration with the Library of Congress. We are being asked to collectively tag historic pictures with no known copyright restrictions. Wonderful idea! Are you watching, British Library?

jQuery UI: Widgets, Components, and Interactions

From the people who brought you jQuery comes a set of widgets built using jQuery complete with documentation and tutorials.

YUI Version 2.2.0 Released: Browser History Manager, DataTable, and Button Components, New Versioning, and More » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Roll up and get it: hot off the presses; the new version of the Yahoo User Interface library. Happy birthday, YUI.

Dear JavaScript Library Developers… - Wait till I come!

Christian's wish list for JavaScript libraries.

Adobe Labs - Spry Data Set and Dynamic Region Overview

The Spry framework from Adobe looks like it could be worth further investigation. I certainly like the underlying philosophy: lightweight, standards-based, and declarative.

Cheat Sheets for the YUI Utilities » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

If you use the Yahoo JavaScript libraries a lot, these cheat sheets (inspired by those of fellow Brightonian, Dave Childs) should come in very handy.

script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

A library of JavaScript classes: not very unobtrusive, not much graceful degradation. I think we need a bit less hype and a bit more questioning.