Creating Your Own Design Patterns

Hi all - I am a UX designer whose recently been given responsibility for getting our design pattern library up to speed. Can anyone recommend a researched based design patter library - similar to the publication - but newer and more comprehensive. Looking to spend some money, or get what I can for free. Any leads would be much appreciated!!
28 Jun 2010 - 11:10am
6 years ago
2 replies
Chris Collingridge

Northern User Experience event, Manchester, England, 5 July

The next Northern User Experience event will take place in Manchester, England in the evening of Monday 5th July.

This event will see us have a chance to disuss two great items:

8 Mar 2010 - 12:21pm
6 years ago
1 reply


Quince is a UI/UX/IxD pattern explorer that gives designers and developers new and better ways to discover and find design patterns that can help them make better design decisions and more easily communicate the rationale and implementation details for the choices they make.  Quince Pro is a premium design tool/service that enhances and builds upon what folks get for free in the community version.

21 Oct 2009 - 4:42pm
6 years ago
13 replies
Chad Mortensen

The Perpetual Scrolling Web Pages

I've been noticing more and more Ajax powered pages where at the end
of the normal page end a call is made to fetch more content and is
added to the bottom of the page, in essence making the page longer on
the fly. A good example of this is on
Twitter and Facebook do something similar but a button or link is
needed to expand the content.

I can a usability issue with clicking on a link and then having the
back button not return you to the same 'long' page you left from.

15 Jul 2009 - 4:23pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Erin Lynn Young

Design Pattern: Language Toggle

I'm seeking good examples of persistent language toggles/controls.
My application will actually support only English & Spanish but I'd
love any good examples.


22 Mar 2009 - 1:08pm
Liam Greig

Design Samples for Client Workshop


This is going to come off rather broad but I am throwing it out there
anyways. I am going into a client workshop series this coming week and
I have prepared a list of core areas for improvement based on both
their current product as well as research documentation provided by
the client. Without too many details, I am presenting the 5 keys to
success as:

1. Search and Retrieval (2000+ products)
2. Layout and Navigation (IA)
3. Ecommerce (|From a design perspective)
4. Content Delivery (Making it related / relevant etc.)

2 Feb 2009 - 8:53pm
Dave Malouf

Introducing Quince: A UX Patterns Explorer

I find this REALLY impressive work on many levels!!!!
Thanx for sharing!

In particular it is a great example of RIA design (yes, peeps you have to
download a new plug-in, so what!?!) .

-- dave

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:28 PM, J. Ambrose Little <ambrogio at>wrote:

> Hi folks!
> I thought you'd like to know about a new (free) tool that Infragistics just
> released.

3 Feb 2008 - 10:03am
8 years ago
24 replies
Micah Freedman

"home" links

Does anyone have any research and/or rules-of-thumb about the
usefulness of putting "home" in the permanent navigation? I tend to
want to leave it off because A) on most sites, I feel like once the
user is in the site, there's not really much of a reason for them to
go home, and B) The "click on the logo to go home" pattern seems
universal enough that everyone *should* know about it. OTOH, I can
easily imagine "Aunt Tilly" looking for the home link and getting
confused if it's not there. Are there times when it should be used?

30 Jan 2008 - 7:44am
8 years ago
27 replies
Etkin Ciftci

Continuous Scroll

As supported in the Sympony Open-Source PHP Web Framework, "Ajax Pagination"
allows the client browser to load the content gradually as the user scrolls
down to the bottom of the web page. Once the vertical scrollbar reaches the
bottom it triggers a new page to load. Unlike its common use in separate
frames(i.e. the inbox of Hotmail Live), ajax pagination(weird name) attaches
a new full page to the end of the current one.

28 Jan 2008 - 3:35pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Dave Cortright

New pattern library site:

Just passing this along for reference. I'm not affiliated with the site, but
I like what I've seen so far–especially the clean, simple design of the site

FWIW, I saw this referenced from Smashing Magazine, yet another site I'm not
affiliated with but find to be a pretty nice resource.

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