Posts in: Design

Jeremy Keith: Declarative design

Thinking about web design tools and approaches on a spectrum between declarative and imperative is helpful when evaluating technology.

I especially love this quote by Andy Bell:

Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager.


Stephanie Eckles: Contextual Spacing For Intrinsic Web Design

Design systems and frameworks’ (necessary) rigidity is at odds with intrinsic web design. In order to move, I’m asking each of you to try to make adjustments where you can and educate others about the possibilities.

Open UI: Solving a Multi-Decade Problem

This presentation by Melanie Edwards and Greg Whitworth is a great introduction to the Open UI project and its goals. Today, component frameworks and design systems reinvent common web UI controls to give designers full control over their appearance and behavior. We hope to make it unnecessary to reinvent built-in UI controls, but for those who choose to do so, we expect that these design systems will benefit from Open UI's specifications and test suites.

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