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Cool Backgrounds
Explore a beautifully curated selection of cool backgrounds that you can add to blogs, websites, or as desktop and phone wallpapers.
background  design  svg  webdesign  patterns 
9 weeks ago by garrettc
Trianglify.io
A tool for generating low poly triangle patterns that can be used as wallpapers and website assets.
background  design  svg  webdesign  patterns  wallpaper  generator 
9 weeks ago by garrettc
Patterninja – pattern making application
Combine images from our free library or use your own. Produced patterns can be downloaded in high resolution and used for printing and the web.
background  design  webdesign  patterns  generator 
9 weeks ago by garrettc
Hero Patterns
A collection of repeatable SVG background patterns for you to use on your web projects.
background  design  svg  webdesign  patterns 
9 weeks ago by garrettc
The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers
What does the life cycle of periodical cicadas, Euclidean number theory and web design have on common?
css  patterns  random  webdesign  webdevelopment  background  tiling 
january 2019 by garrettc
Gordon Brander: pattern
"This is my bag of tricks — loose notes, design patterns, rules-of-thumb, methods of enquiry, tools, cheatsheets, gimmicks, leverage points, descriptions of systems, key questions, risks, and unknowns."
reference  inspiration  designthinking  mentoring  design  business  patterns  storytelling  strategy 
august 2018 by garrettc
Unicode Patterns
"Lately I had some fun with Unicode in CSS and made several interesting background patterns with them."
background  css  unicode  patterns  webdesign  inspiration  webcomponents 
may 2018 by garrettc
Subtle patterns
Free high quality patterns for your next web project.
design  images  patterns  webdesign  resource  texture  background 
january 2018 by garrettc
Design Principles
Design Principles are a set of considerations that form the basis of any good product.
design  guide  inspiration  patterns  principles  designthinking 
december 2017 by garrettc
Hero Patterns
A collection of repeatable SVG background patterns for you to use on your digital projects.
background  css  patterns  svg  webdesign  webdevelopment 
january 2017 by garrettc
The Atomization of Your Brand Experience
"[…] the difficulty in recent years is that brand experiences have been on an accelerated path to atomization — the breaking down of a user’s brand experience into a distinct series of building blocks — with no slowing down in sight. These building blocks are sometimes called atoms, sometimes called cards, or sometimes called patterns."
patternlibrary  atomicdesign  webdesign  appdevelopment  webdevelopment  branding  cards  patterns 
january 2017 by garrettc
Designing Imaginative Style Guides
"Andy Clarke unpacks his tinsel and untangles the Christmas illuminations to add some brilliance to the subject of style guides."
designpatterns  designsystem  patterns  webdesign 
december 2016 by garrettc
Design patterns
"These patterns are based on the research and experience of the whole GOV.UK design community"
reference  guide  designsystems  govuk  gds  patternlibrary  patterns 
october 2016 by garrettc
Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level
"…finding the right way to architect a lasting pattern library and to integrate it into an existing workflow seems to be a challenging task and one that most design and development teams eventually give up on. In this article, I’d love to highlight some practical techniques and strategies to establish a lasting pattern library that will be actively and consistently used by the entire team."
css  patternlibrary  patterns  styleguide  webdesign  webdevelopment  bestpractice  designthinking 
october 2016 by garrettc
Integrating pattern libraries with backend code
Great discussion on Github about the holy grail of pattern libraries: One source of truth, where you define the pattern once, and then distribute it to the build system.
patternlibrary  patterns  webdevelopment  designsystems 
september 2016 by garrettc
Qualities of Successful Pattern Libraries: Pick Any Two - Cloud Four
Pick two: User-Friendly, Collaborative, and Integrated. Your pattern library can be 2 of those 3, says :
collaboration  patterns  webdesign  styleguide  patternlibrary  webdevelopment 
july 2016 by garrettc
Accessibility Patterns for the Web
This book contains frontend coding patterns (and anti-patterns) that will assist developers in building accessible e-commerce web pages, widgets and workflows.
book  ecommerce  webdevelopment  webdesign  patterns  accessibility 
may 2016 by garrettc
From Pages to Patterns: An Exercise for Everyone
Get away from the screen! Break out the paper and scissors! Charlotte Jackson shares an exercise for developing pattern thinking.
webdesign  webdevelopment  contentdesign  designthinking  patterns 
november 2015 by garrettc
The trouble with five
"In this collection of tilings by regular polygons the number five is conspicuously absent."
maths  science  patterns  tiles  symmetry  mathematics 
january 2015 by garrettc
Imperfect Congruence
It is a curious fact that no edge-to-edge regular polygon tiling of the plane can include a pentagon.
geometry  design  maths  shapes  patterns  mathematics 
january 2015 by garrettc
Drupal 8 Modules
"This article will be more about the patterns you need to use during Drupal 8 development than how to fit the various pieces together."
documentation  drupal  drupal8  webdevelopment  development  php  patterns  learning 
november 2014 by garrettc
MailChimp Pattern Library
"The MailChimp Pattern Library is a byproduct of our move to a responsive, nimble, and intuitive app."
userexperience  userinterface  patterns  library  mailchimp 
november 2013 by garrettc
This Is Responsive
A one-stop shop of updated responsive design patterns, resources and news
design  patterns  webdesign  responsivedesign  resource 
september 2012 by garrettc
Front end styleguides
Comprehensive collection of style guides and pattern libraries curated by Anna Debenham.
design  designthinking  styleguide  patterns  resource  webdesign 
september 2012 by garrettc
UI Patterns For Mobile Apps: Search, Sort And Filter
Examines explicit search, auto-complete, dynamic search, scoped search, saved & recent searches, the search form and results. It's all about search.
webdesign  search  userinterface  userexperience  patterns 
august 2012 by garrettc
Barebones
Paul Robert Lloyd's bootstrap for a styleguide and pattern primer. Base don the one he uses on his own site.
bestpractice  webdesign  webdevelopment  styleguide  patterns 
may 2012 by garrettc
Mobile Design Patterns
Emerging patterns for on-boarding and inviting first time users to use your app.
design  designthinking  onboarding  patterns  mobile 
december 2011 by garrettc
CSS3 Patterns Gallery
Wow, pure CSS3 background patterns. Very clever stuff.
css  css3  patterns  textures  webdesign  background  webdevelopment  inspiration  designthinking 
december 2011 by garrettc
Django Patterns
Where solutions to common Django problems are presented and discussed.
django  patterns  python  webdevelopment 
september 2011 by garrettc
A CRAP way to improve usability
How to use contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity to improve the usability of your designs.
webdesign  webdevelopment  userinterface  userexperience  patterns 
august 2011 by garrettc
Subtle Patterns
High quality tileable background patterns. Available as Photoshop pattern files.
webdesign  design  background  patterns  resource  tile 
august 2011 by garrettc
Your vs. My Pattern
"Your" vs "My" entry from the Yahoo Developers Network Design Pattern Library
content  copywriting  userexperience  userinterface  socialsoftware  patterns  language  vocabulary  microcopy  webdesign  my  your  yahoo 
april 2011 by garrettc
Facets of the User Experience
Had this printed on my wall, but never bookmarked it.
userexperience  webdevelopment  search  patterns  usability 
february 2011 by garrettc
Dark Patterns: Black Hat, Anti-Usability Design Patterns
"Naming and shaming sites that use black hat, anti-usability design patterns."
usability  patterns  webdevelopment  webdesign  userexperience  psychology  tricks 
august 2010 by garrettc
Object Oriented CSS, Grids on Github
A different way of approaching CSS for large scale sites. The two main principles are: 1. Separate structure and skin
2. Separate container and content.
css  framework  webdesign  grid  webdevelopment  patterns  oop 
july 2010 by garrettc
Design with Intent Toolkit
"There's a huge opportunity for design for behaviour change to address social and environmental issues where people's behaviour is important, but as yet little in the way of a guide for designers and other stakeholders, bringing together knowledge and examples from different disciplines, and drawing parallels which can allow concepts to be usefully transposed."
design  patterns  interaction  creativity  inspiration  resource  innovation  behaviour  tools 
june 2010 by garrettc
Pattern in Islamic Art
Over 4000 downloadable images of patterns and other design features drawn from the Islamic world.
art  design  patterns  architecture  history  inspiration  islam  geometry  maths  mathematics 
august 2009 by garrettc
Collection: Search Patterns
A Flickr sandbox for collecting search examples, patterns, and anti-patterns.
search  patterns  userinterface  usability  userexperience  usertesting  webdevelopment 
july 2009 by garrettc
Cooper Journal: One free interaction
'"One free interaction" is a prospective design pattern that gives software and hardware a more humane feel. It exists outside of task flows and the concept of users as task-doers.'
userexperience  userinterface  design  interface  iphone  interaction  patterns 
february 2009 by garrettc
Curtis Steiner | 1,000 Blocks
1,000 identically patterned walnut blocks used to generate over a hundred different patterns and images. On display in Seattle.
design  inspiration  art  museum  wood  patterns 
december 2008 by garrettc
Wizards and Guides
Two types of task structures, useful for presenting complex transactions and multipart processes in smaller and more manageable sequences of individual steps.
usability  patterns  wizards  webdevelopment  userexperience  workflow  userinterface 
november 2008 by garrettc
REST Anti-Patterns
"...typical examples of attempted RESTful HTTP usage that create problems and show that someone has attempted, but failed, to adopt REST ideas."
architecture  development  documentation  howto  http  information  interface  programming  reference  rest  url  webservices  patterns  tips  restful 
july 2008 by garrettc
Patterns for user reputation
Yahoo! have released a family of related Reputation patterns to the Yahoo Design Pattern Library.
design  howto  inspiration  psychology  ranking  reputation  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  userexperience  yahoo  patterns 
june 2008 by garrettc
Flickr Collection: Design Patterns
"This collection captures findings of consistent, unique or interesting interfaces and design flows from across the web."
design  development  elements  examples  flickr  gallery  graphics  gui  guidelines  ideas  images  interaction  interface  patterns  reference  research  resource  showcase  usability  userexperience  useful  inspiration 
june 2008 by garrettc
Semantic Web Patterns
"In this article, we'll analyze the trends and technologies that power the Semantic Web. We'll identify patterns that are beginning to emerge, classify the different trends, and peak into what the future holds."
analysis  api  future  guide  howto  patterns  userinterface  socialsoftware  webdevelopment  semantics 
march 2008 by garrettc
UI-Patterns.com
User Interface Design Pattern Library. UI patterns for web designers. See screenshot examples and learn how to do great design like the pros.
webdevelopment  webdesign  design  reference  userexperience  patterns 
february 2008 by garrettc
MVC explanation
Concise and easy to follow explanation of MVC and how it works.
patterns  programming  mvc 
january 2008 by garrettc
Creating a Visual Language
"One of the more subtly powerful things we can do as designers is create a consistent and flexible visual language. Buttons are a common place where this type of activity manifests itself"
design  patterns  webdevelopment 
october 2007 by garrettc
Blueprint: A CSS Framework
"Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your CSS development time. It gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing."
browser  code  css  design  useful  typography  template  reference  layout  patterns  framework  webdevelopment  userinterface  webstandards  tools 
august 2007 by garrettc
An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design
Introduction to design patterns from 37signals. - "The biggest challenge for web designers is the unthinkably huge number of possible ways to solve any given problem"
patterns  ideas  37signals  architecture  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  webdesign  usability 
august 2006 by garrettc
The 8 Types of Navigation Pages
"As we’ve watched users search for their desired content, we’ve realized there are patterns to the pages we see. We’ve started to catalogue these patterns and have concluded there are essentially 8 types of pages a user can run into, when searching"
content  design  ia  layout  text  usability  navigation  patterns  webdevelopment 
december 2005 by garrettc
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