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gabe.pizza

Notes on maintaining an internal React component library

A collection of my thoughts on maintaining a component library as part of an existing design system used by a large number of frontend applications.

designsystemssurvey.seesparkbox.com

The 2022 Design Systems Survey

Why are design systems useful? Designers and developers from more than 20 industries tell us about their design systems and their uses.

superfriendly.com

The Folly of Design System “Foundations”

The idea of “foundations” is one of the biggest threats to creating a design system people use.

storybook.js.org

Component Encyclopedia

Explore the world’s UI components to learn techniques that actually work

storybook.js.org

Why most design systems implode

We asked Brad Frost if design systems are still relevant in 2022.

adactio.com

Declarative design systems

Is your design system really a system …or is it more like a collection of components?

storybook.js.org

Storybook 6.5

New workflows to make you more productive.

adobe.design

Naming colors in design systems

How language brings logic to a subjective topic.

uxpin.com

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medium.com

The “Dark Yellow Problem” in Design System Color Palettes

Designers try to strike a balance between “yellow being yellow” and meeting the accessibility requirements.

storybook.js.org

Figma plugin for Storybook

Compare design specs vs implementation to speed up your team.

smashingmagazine.com

Around The Artifacts Of Design Systems

Design systems aren’t ever a finished thing — it’s a journey. How we go about that journey can affect the things we produce along the way.

reasonable.work

Reasonable Colors

Reasonable Colors is an open-source color system that makes it easy to build accessible, nice-looking color palettes.

abeautifulsite.net

Design Systems Aren’t Cheap

You can save a lot of money by jump-starting your design system with Web Components.

alexbuenodesign.com

Euclidean design model

A tri-dimensional abstraction model for interface design system thinking.

gestalt.pinterest.systems

Gestalt

Gestalt is Pinterest’s design system.

medium.com

Atomic 2.0

Atomic Design is a methodology for both design & dev. I’ve found that the hierarchy of elements is interpreted differently from person to person.

medium.com

How we organise our Design System libraries

Figma Librairies are the invisible backbone of our Product or Brand Designers’ daily delivery.

workbench.gusto.com

Workbench

Workbench design system contains documentation, tools, and standards that enable us to develop experiences for Gusto’s platform.

uxpin.com

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Prototype with true components and save time on adding interactions. Use UXPin Merge – design with the same elements your devs build products with.