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327: Organizing Component SystemsDecember 18, 2019 at 2:58pm
In this week's episode, we follow up on a bunch of your tweets, and then we get super semantic about naming conventions and component organization. And as always, we share a couple cool things like a vehicle upgrade and a feed reader.
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- Danny Haagen asked about the difference between a design system and a design language, we took a stab at answering.
- Stuart Favretto solved last week's challenge about building a table cell with a dynamic inset bottom separator using Figma's Auto Layout!
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- Will Vaughan was surprised that we didn't mention Axure in last week's episode about design tools. We had no idea! But: that typo on the homepage 😬. We also discuss whether design tools should have aspirational marketing pages.
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- Friend of the pod Gabriel Valdivia pointed out additional benefits of skeumorphism: it connects your app's UI elements to each other creating a "universe" of rules, logic, and patterns. Agreed!
- Matteo Gratton pinged us about two tools neither of us have used yet: MINTDATA and Amino. We also note how crazy it is that we're using AI to design ultra-aerodynamic bikes.
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- Denny brings up the idea of conveyance, and how it's used in video games. Related: Mega Man Classic vs. Mega Man X.
We get deep in the weeds talking about naming conventions and component organization for your design files.
- Using slashes in names, or nested frames, is a common way to organize hierarchies of components. See Figma's best practices and a video on how to do this in Sketch.
- Sketch Runner is an indispensable plugin for all you Sketch users out there!
- Marshall shared an after-market CarPlay setup that has made his commuting experience all the better. Check out the top-rated CarPlay stereos on Wirecutter.
- Brian shared NetNewsWire, a free and open-source RSS reader for the Mac. Brian also gathered a bunch of self-hosted blogs that you can check out on the Twitters.
January 7, 2020 at 10:11am
Hey a few thoughts about organizing libraries when using several for several platforms/themes: I actually keep those in different libraries, with the same naming scheme, and then switch them out using the Camilo plugin, which replaces styles, text styles and symbols between libraries.