Frameworks and tools have pitfalls
— Rafa Torres (@RafaTorres) June 4, 2015
Analogy for Atomic Design:
- A design system builder
- your comprehensive interface design kit
static site generator
At its core, Pattern Lab is a custom static site generator that constructs an interface by stitching atoms, molecules, and organisms together to form templates and pages.
Pattern Lab serves as your project’s pattern library and frontend style guide, but you’re simultaneously able to see components abstractly and in context.
pattern starter kit
Pattern Lab provides a whole slew of patterns just to get you started. Don’t use them all. You should use Pattern Lab to create your own atoms, molecules, organisms, templates, and pages.
It’s our job to make sure our designs look and function beautifully across a whole slew of Web-enabled devices. Pattern Lab provides a robust viewport resizing tool to help you create great designs across all screens.
Pattern Lab provides a way to annotate your interface to better communicate design and development decisions to clients and team members.
auto refresh tool
Pattern Lab can reload your browser automatically whenever you save changes to patterns, images, CSS or anything in your project. Make a change and see the results instantly.
page follow tool
Testing across multiple browsers and devices is tedious. Page Follow streamlines the development process by syncing navigation from one browser with any other browser connected to the same Pattern Lab site.
Abandon the waterfall process
IA Design and Dev should be working together from the start
collect unique interface design patterns
- Document your interface
- highlight inconsitencies
- establish scope
— Silvia (@silvinet) June 4, 2015