How do I build a component library?
March 6, 2013 7:49 PM Subscribe
How can I build a component library so our designers and developers keep things synchronized and don't end up doing a lot of double and triple work?
posted by eleyna to computers & internet (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm part of a design team for a large (and getting larger) website. After a lot of hiring, we have more designers and developers now (yay!), so there's more work going on, and we're all doing different things at the same time. Sometimes designers and developers end up doing double or triple work, designing a solution for the same problem, because we didn't know there were already existing components in random places on the site that we could have used, instead of building a new one. (e.g., hover effects, carousels, buttons, toggles, etc.)
It would be great to have a component and pattern library that contains:
> Design files
> Any related code/documentation
Are you currently building, maintaining, or using a component, design, or pattern library? If so, how did you build it? Are there any off-the-shelf solutions, or did you roll your own? Any relevant experience would be helpful.