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I made mention already of an exercise that myself and Charlotte came up with to help developers to think in terms of granular components: using a humble pair of scissors to cut up screenshots or mockups into their constituent parts.

Recently we repeated and added to this exercise. Once the groups of components are gathered together—buttons, form elements, icons, whatever—we go through each group. Everyone writes on a post-it what name they would give this component—button, formField, icon, etc. Then everyone slaps down their post-it notes at the same time. See any overlap? That’s your class name.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

8 years ago I wrote dConstructickets

Get ‘em while they’re hot.

9 years ago I wrote Hashcloud

The web is agreement.

14 years ago I wrote Copenhagen

I’m off to Denmark for the Reboot conference.

17 years ago I wrote Laptop Land

As promised, I’m blogging wirelessly from Riki Tik’s in the North Laine, Brighton.

17 years ago I wrote Switching lifestyles

Mark Frauenfelder is making another switch.

18 years ago I wrote Too busy to blog

I’m afraid updates are going to be scarce over the next few days. My mother is here in Brighton for a visit so Jessica and I are showing her the sights.