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 »

PatternFly Roadmap Update

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Last November we published the PatternFly roadmap where we put forward the idea for PatternFly 4 and 5, an effort around web components, and a CSS rewrite. Alpha releases for PatternFly 4 and PatternFly Web Components delivered initial progress on these efforts. However, the story has grown more complex with the introduction of additional PatternFly framework repositories. In… Read more »

Mobile Toolbar User Testing at Red Hat Summit 2017

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In an increasingly mobile-oriented world, it is important to test and validate design decisions and how they affect usage on mobile devices like smartphones. The PatternFly team gathered some user feedback at Red Hat Summit 2017 in Boston, MA to gain some insight into designing for these devices.   The team tested two different designs,… Read more »

Inline Edit on Forms – Conceptual Design

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1. In-Line Edit for Form Inline Edit pattern enables users to edit text directly on the same page instead of navigating them to another page for editing the text. This is useful when the user may want to make a single edit without the need to refresh the entire form to make it editable. This… Read more »

Pagination in PatternFly – Second round cafeteria testing

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Validation of design choices is important when designing new features of any product. The PatternFly Team values this process and frequently seeks input on different designs from users outside the team. This process not only validates the items in question, but can also provide new insights for future implementations. Recently the PatternFly Team decided to… Read more »