Working with Pattern Libraries

A lovely overview on how to get started with Patterns from a basic wireframe sketch to expanding a single component in different use cases in Sass.

If you’re interested in learning more about pattern libraries I suggest you take a look at Pattern Lab, and watch the introductory tutorial on setting up Pattern Lab.

A pattern library is a collection of reusable components that can be used together to create an application. I tend to focus on web applications but a pattern library shouldn’t be limited to the web. I like to imagine a pattern library as a big box of Lego, full of blocks of different shapes, colours and usages that I can build lots of cool things with.

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