Yesterday, on stage at An Event Apart Atlanta, I announced Pears: an open source WordPress theme for creating your own markup & style pattern library.
I wanted to create my own database repository of commonly used patterns and figured the tool might be useful for others as well. Breaking interfaces down into patterns has been immensely helpful in learning and reevaluating the best possible code to implement them. I've just gotten started and will be adding more as I create them.
But Pears isn't about how I code these patterns—it's a tool for creating your own.
The theme is available on GitHub for those that want to chip in and make it even better. Admittedly, the code is a little rough here and there, but it works.
Looking forward to seeing others' takes on the patterns that power flexible web interfaces.
over 1 year ago
Thumbed through this yesterday. Really good stuff, Dan.
You done good, this looks cool
that sidebar animation is slick, nice work!
Not going to lie, I was pumped for this! Thanks for releasing it!
Started using it as a development style guide for myself and the rest of the engineers at MyEnergy. Way better than my ugly version I've used in the past. Once I get it filled with some patterns I'll be sure to share so you can see how it's being used.
@Dan Cederholm lovely, simple and elegant. Cute pear too :P
Instant like for everything pear related!
Great idea! I'll install it locally and use it as my private snippet repository.
Man. Thank you so much for giving this away. You have a seriously generous heart, sir.
Another genuis idea and I just love that pear illustration. Is that by your own fair hand @Dan Cederholm ?
@Matt Hamm Indeed it is, and thank you sir!
This is an awesome idea, Dan. Delicious, I should say. :)
Oh my Dan this is too awesome. Great stuff. I love the baby pear icon. Cool. Like and downloaded.
Thanks Dan. I can now scratch this of my todo list :)
Great idea, Dan. And thanks for making it freely available to help others grow.
@Dan Cederholm Wonderful idea. Thank you for this!
Syntax highlighting would be a nice feature to add.
Loved it! Downloaded it and already started playing with it. Thanks for sharing this great tool Dan!
Really cool! Going to give it a try as soon as I can take a break from client work. To go with Ryan's suggestion of syntax highlighting, line numbers would be really nice, too.
(Though both of these could likely be implemented with a WordPress plugin and/or snippet of jQuery or something.)
Very cool concept, Dan. Marvelous! Thanks for making this available to everyone. :)
WERE DO YOU GET THE TIME!
about 1 year ago
11 months ago
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