Accessibility is Usability

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The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. -Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web Good design isn’t good enough Great user experiences don’t just happen; they’re designed, tested and refined with the user in mind. Designers aim to build… Read more »

PatternFly Quarterly Wrap-Up

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Don’t wanna miss a thing? Get caught up on major PatternFly happenings and give some thanks to the design community members who reached new heights this quarter. In this edition: What’s new Thanks and high fives Help wanted (in case you missed it) Design templates for agility and speed Suggestion box What’s new A lot’s… Read more »

Call for PatternFly design contributions

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PatternFly relies on the contributions of designers and developers like you to grow and improve the content of our design pattern library. When you make a design contribution, you help improve product usability and consistency with reusable solutions for common use cases. How can you help? Check out the list of new design patterns we… Read more »

PatternFly now includes Sass support!

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We’d like to officially announce that support for Sass has been added as a core feature of PatternFly and is now available in the 3.31.0 release. Many in the community had already been using the PatternFly-Sass package and the concepts behind that repo have been brought into PatternFly core. We are doing this because many… Read more »

Getting started with Vertical Rhythm

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  One of the biggest challenges with web design is understanding typography. Font choice, weight, size, and spacing are all important things to consider when you are setting up type for your website or application. If you aren’t familiar with the term vertical rhythm, simply put, it’s what keeps vertical spaces, between elements on a… Read more »

Toggle Filter

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Overview Problem Solving Toggle filter addresses the problem of a user frequently accessing filters, repeatedly, and having to select them over and over again. It will allow a user to quickly toggle, an individual filter criteria on and off, and immediately see the results, without having to relocate the filter criteria, via the drop down…. Read more »

List View Guideline Improvement

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by Melody, Tao & Haley List views have been used widely across products. After we did some research about the applications list view (Research could be found here) , we find out that we could update and create some new guidelines for PatternFly. Summarized as following:   1. New Content Layout Template Currently we don’t have a… Read more »

Re-Architecting the PatternFly Website Using an Open Decision Making Process

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As the design of PatternFly becomes more modular, a project has been kicked off within the community to update the website’s information architecture (IA) to better align with the new framework architecture to better meet user needs. To guide the decision making process for the re-design we’ve decided to employ the Open Decision Framework (ODF),… Read more »

Evolving the PatternFly Visual Language

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As the application landscape evolves, design resources must also evolve. The PatternFly community has rapidly grown and technology has evolved so we are now able to push the boundaries. PatternFly was originally designed with a utilitarian mindset, focused on supporting data dense management applications. This mindset shaped the design of the PatternFly we see today…. Read more »

Check it out

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Hello friends!  I recently gave a talk at the first annual PatternFly conference on some easy ways to take the writing you do for PatternFly from good to great.  In it, I shared a few items that would comprise a short checklist that you can refer to as you write.  Those items, and some others, are… Read more »