I got to talk with Micah Godbolt this week! Micah is is a long-hauler at Microsoft working on Design Systems and such. His CodePen account looks a lot like mine: steady consistent usage of “just trying to figure something out” Pens sprinkled with some ideas that somehow seem to click with the wider front-end world. I found it fascinating that putting the word “Design Systems” into his book title “Front-end Architecture for Design Systems” was suggested by the publisher, and they were right! Turns out the term Design Systems clicked a lot harder since the 2016 publication and I’m sure hasn’t hurt sales!
00:35 Guest introduction
02:46 Front end architecture for design systems
06:31 Building design systems
10:23 Sponsor: Linode
11:08 You don’t need a UI framework
17:49 Responsive multi-level nav pen
19:30 Multi height equal column pen
23:01 How do you ship components?
27:00 Testing for bugs
28:41 Consistently making pens
35:13 Creating a stripped down use case
40:06 Where can people find out more
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