Laura is a UI/UX designer who works with developers to make their websites look as good as the code behind them. She also runs Design Academy which aims to help developers conquer their fear of design.
The battle between designer and developer has often been written about. An oversimplified conclusion to these posts would be to empathise and learn the basics of the other’s craft. This is great advice but not very practical.
Pattern Libraries (or style guides) not only help the developer implement the designer’s work more easily, they also force the designer to think about how their work is going to be used in the web.
Pattern Libraries could very well be the end of the war between the two disciplines. This talk will outline not only the why of the Pattern Library but also (and crucially) the how.