Fractal ways

24 Ways is back! That’s how we web nerds know that the Christmas season is here. It kicked off this year with a most excellent bit of hardware hacking from Seb: Internet of Stranger Things.

The site is looking lovely as always. There’s also a component library to to accompany it: Bits, the front-end component library for 24 ways. Nice work, courtesy of Paul. (I particularly like the comment component example).

The component library is built with Fractal, the magnificent tool that Mark has open-sourced. We’ve been using at Clearleft for a while now, but we haven’t had a chance to make any of the component libraries public so it’s really great to be able to point to the 24 Ways example. The code is all on Github too.

There’s a really good buzz around Fractal right now. Lots of people in the design systems Slack channel are talking about it. There’s also a dedicated Fractal Slack channel for people getting into the nitty-gritty of using the tool.

If you’re currently wrestling with the challenges of putting a front-end component library together, be sure to give Fractal a whirl.

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# Liked by Fiona Chan 🐳 on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 3:49am

Previously on this day

5 years ago I wrote Mindcraft

A collaboration between Clearleft and the Wellcome Trust.

7 years ago I wrote Six impossible questions

Answers on an impossible postcard please.

8 years ago I wrote The forgotten house

The internet never forgets to think that the internet never forgets.

13 years ago I wrote Flash On The Beach: day one

Art, code and business on one bill.

14 years ago I wrote Writing for the Web

There’s a wonderful article over on Digital Web called "Resurrect Your Writing, Redeem Your Soul". It’s all about how to write well, especially on the Web, and it’s the very antithesis of Nielsen’s checklist approach.

18 years ago I wrote KPMG

I’m linking to because I can.

18 years ago I wrote "Goner" Worm

Here’s a fairly neutral report on a new worm that’s doing some damage.

18 years ago I wrote A web of visions

I was just over at the BBC website reading this article about Joshua Davis and his inclusion in the current exhibition at the Design Museum.