What Is a Pattern Library?

Essentially a pattern library is a collection of design components that appear multiple times on a site. Typical examples might include:

  • Slideshows.
  • Navigation.
  • Social media features.
  • News Listings.
  • Related links.
  • Carousels.

A pattern library documents all of these ‘patterns’ (also often known as components) and defines how they behave, what they look like and how they are coded.

Examples of Pattern libraries that you might want to check out include:

Excerpted from: How to Create a Pattern Library and Why You Should Bother by Paul Boag

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