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Pattern Library Workflow

By seorocket / a day ago

Jon Gunnison documents some things that have made pattern libraries successful at Allstate. Tidbits I found interesting: There are specific jobs (part of what he calls “governance”) for maintaining the library. I love that they are called librarians. A “designer librarian” and a “UI dev librarian”. Acknowledgment that there are “snowflakes”, or single instances that […]

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Using Custom Properties to Modify Components

By seorocket / a day ago

Instead of using custom properties to style whole portions of a website’s interface I think we should use them to customize and modify tiny components. Here’s why. Whenever anyone mentions CSS custom properties they often talk about the ability to theme a website’s interface in one fell swoop. For example, if you’re working at somewhere […]

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Saving SVG with Space Around It from Illustrator

By seorocket / a day ago

Say you have a graphic like this in Adobe Illustrator: Note how the art doesn’t touch the edges of the artboard. Say you want that space around it, and you want to save it as SVG for use on the web. Nope: Save for Web THE CLAW! You’ll see space around here, but unfortunately the […]