Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marset's cordless Ginger lamp is designed to be carried from room to room

Ginger portable lamp by Marset

Barcelona brand Marset has released a portable lamp with a rechargeable battery that allows it to be detached and carried around the house. Read more

Friday, October 14, 2016

Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can't Afford to Fear GM Crops

Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can't Afford to Fear GM Crops
Tanzania, like much of Africa, is facing food shortages due to climate change-fueled drought. GM crops could help the country survive. The post Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can't Afford to Fear GM Crops appeared first on WIRED.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level



No thorough conversation about the front end today can end without mention of pattern libraries. Sometimes a pattern library appears in the form of a living style guide, or as a design system, or as the outcome of an atomic design process, or as an all-knowing user interface framework. In all of these cases, designers and developers seek the right strategy to approach the complexity of the web with a modular, components-based approach.

Sketching out the modules and patterns within the interface.

However, 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. These tips might help you get on the right track when you set out to build your next style guide, assets library or design language.

The post Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level appeared first on Smashing Magazine.