This week, we’re joined by Josh Clark who works with clients on their design systems. He shares his approach to designing them, and how he makes sure they continue to be maintained.
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Anna and Brad talk about what’s changed since the first season of the Style Guides Podcast, and talk about what topics they’d like to cover this season.
Host Jeffrey Zeldman chats with front-end developer extraordinaire Brad Frost, author of the new book Atomic Design. In a freewheeling romp through a wonderland of design and technology references, the two web pros discuss Pattern Lab and style guides, being there for the iPad launch, working with big brands, how to say no and make the client happy you said it, avoiding antipatterns, mobile versus “the real web” in 2009, dressing for success, contributing to open source projects, building a community, the early days of Brad’s career, and that new book of his.
We’re back talking books and we’re joined by 4 other technical book authors to discuss why we wrote a book, figuring out where to start, whether writing takes you out of the game, and should you write for fun or profit?
Q & A
7:30 Why did Brad Frost write a book?
10:40 Why did Richard Feldman write a book on Elm?
13:00 Simon King: why a book about industrial design?
15:40 What was Val’s path to writing a book about web animation?
18:40 Should you be an expert first and then write a book or become an expert by writing a book?
31:50 Was it the process of writing the book worth it?
43:40 Does writing a book take you out of the game?
54:40 What’s the difference between a book and a blog post?
Val Head / @vlh on Twitter
📗 Designing Interface Animation
📗 Understanding Industrial Design
📗 Elm in Action
Brad Frost / @brad_frost on Twitter
📗 Atomic Design
🎥 What Comes Next is the Future
Workshop on Elm with FrontEnd Masters
🎙 Style Guide Podcast
This week on episode 115 of Unfinished Business, I’m joined by returning guests Brad Frost and Stephen Hay. After talking about the best coffee mug in the world, we get right down it and discuss why it’s dangerous to bring computer science principles and heavy development tools into web design.
Brad Frost talks to us about the responsive web, pattern lab, and when it’s alright to use a carousel on your site.
Adam is joined this week by the amazingly prolific Brad Frost. Brad is probably best known as a front-end web designer and is also a talented speaker and writer.
Frameworks and design patterns are no strangers in the world of web design. As responsive web design becomes common practice, making sure these templates work across every imaginable screen and device is trickier. There have been attempts to break down page elements in separate modules, but you often never see it fully assembled.
Brad Frost shares this frustration and introduces Atomic Design as a solution. Borrowing from the metaphor of atoms making up molecules, molecules making up organism and so forth, Brad thinks responsive design needs to be approached deeper than at the page level. Having these individual modules is great, but how do they all fit together?
Designing in this way allows you to be more deliberate and systematic in your approach. Dividing an interface up creates the ability to stitch webpages together but in a way that builds from an atomic level and you can clearly see how you’ve arrived at the end product. This approach to responsive design, as Brad says, serves to solve problems in a very acute way.
Brad Frost is interviewed exclusively for the 12 Days of Podcasts series .