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Duet Design System

Here’s a lovely Design System that interestingly uses Eleventy for its reference website and other generated artefacts:

We use Eleventy for both the static documentation and the dynamically generated parts like component playgrounds and design tokens. We don’t currently use a JavaScript framework on the website, except Duet’s own components.

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GDS on Twitter: The GOV.UK Design System is turning 3 years old!

The GOV.UK Design System is a nice Design System success story. At 3 years old it’s reporting high traffic, usage and satisfaction ratings. GDS do so much great, thoughtful and inclusive work (which they also share with the community) and it’s inspiring to see it being a success.

There are now more than 900 live cross-government services using the GOV.UK Design System - 75% more than a year ago. It’s being used in more than 2,600 repositories on GitHub and has been forked more than 200 times.

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Lightning Design System

I should have bookmarked it long before now, but just revisiting the Lightning Design System I’m reminded that is really well organised and executed.

SLDS saves time and energy, freeing designers and developers to focus on larger issues of usability and meaning. Standardized, reusable components support collaboration, reinforce branding, and provide a consistent look and user experience.

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Design-ish systems (by Ethan Marcotte)

Here’s an interesting new article from Ethan Marcotte, in which he muses on better ways to think about Design Systems based on his recent experience.

Once you’ve identified the root causes, you’ll be in a far, far better place to choose the right things — and, more importantly, to create a system that finally supports your design.

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The Guardian Digital Design Style Guide

This is a nice whistle-stop tour of the the Guardian’s current digital design system. Apart from looking great, some of the terminology is interesting (fronts, kickers and thrashers) and I like the way they have different Card types for different types of article, “each having its own flavour and tone”.

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