Atomic Design discusses the importance of crafting robust design systems, and introduces a methodology for which to create smart, deliberate, interface systems.
The book will begin by addressing the "why": why designers should care about thinking about Web interfaces in a more systematic way. I'll discuss the history of modular designsystems (after all, this type of thinking been around for a long while now), but discuss how the ever-shifting Web landscape is making systematic thinking a necessity.
The first section will also discuss the emerging trends and techniques that encourage more systematic thinking: style tiles, element collages, pattern libraries, UI frameworks, and more. And while I'll certainly extol the virtues of these techniques, I'll also bring to light a lot of the shortcomings and frustrations of UI frameworks and pattern libraries. This sets the stage to introduce a more sound, deliberate way of constructing an interface system.
The second chapter will define atomic design. Atomic desig