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medium.com

Color within Constraints

Getting 100+ designers and engineers to follow guidelines that are a part of literally everything they make is a huge undertaking.

chasem.co

Measuring the health of a design system

Design systems are like community gardens, and understanding their health is key to success. Here’s how the team at Sprout Social does it.

material.io

Designing a Material Theme: Typography

Tailoring your typography with Material Design and Figma.

uxdesign.cc

Figma & design thinking: Building a design system for an existing product

Here is how I went about creating a Design System in Figma for a product that already exists by using the design thinking process.

dbanks.design

An Introduction to Multi-Platform Design Systems

Any discussion about design systems is assumed to be talking about the web.

material.io

Designing a Material Theme: Color

Crafting the perfect palette with Material Design and Figma.

uxdesign.cc

Figma Community: the Github for designers

An appreciation piece on how well modelled the Figma Community feature is and how it can possibly change the way the world designs digitally.

medium.com

The Salesforce Color System

Learn how Salesforce’s design system team created a color system that scales to the needs of multiple brands, even outside of Salesforce’s product.

medium.com

The Design System Encyclopedia

A complete, visual encyclopedia of UI tokens, components, interaction patterns, and visualizations.

medium.com

You might need a Collaboration Ground for design systems

How can we encourage people to contribute to design systems? That was a big question we had last year

uxdesign.cc

The onion for Design Systems: atomic design and pace layering

Understand Atomic Design with Pace Layering to assist Design Systems’ construction and maintenance.

medium.com

Building a Design System Library

At the end of 2019, I helped move all of Lyft’s design system from Sketch to Figma.

medium.com

Storybook 6.0

The 6.0 release retools Storybook for professional frontend developers.

medium.com

Our new home for Atlassian Design System

The Atlassian Design System Team is pleased to announce that our new home for Atlassian Design System is now live at atlassian.design.

fast.design

FAST: The adaptive interface system for modern web experiences

Interfaces built with FAST adapt to your design system and can be used with any modern UI Framework by leveraging industry standard Web Components.

react-spectrum.adobe.com

React Spectrum Libraries

A collection of libraries and tools that help you build adaptive, accessible, and robust user experiences.

medium.com

Plugin for Figma : Toolabs Design System Manager

Create themeable design systems with design tokens and document or export your design system with Toolabs DSM plugin for Figma.

medium.com

Storybook Controls - Live edit UI components with no code

Controls allows you to dynamically edit a UI component’s inputs without touching code. Made for rapid component experimentation.

medium.com

Introducing Storybook Args - A faster way to document UI components

"Args" makes writing stories for UI components easier and more maintainable by separating a story’s data from the display logic.

ethanmarcotte.com

The design systems between us

It’s often suggested that design systems would improve the way organizations work. I’ve been wondering about that.