I’ve started to feel a bit bogged down with learning and various work/web-related things lately, so in order to try to take a bit of weight off of my shoulders I’ve decided to start writing some notes each week to recap what I’ve been up to each week. The aim will be to share things I’ve been reading about and anything interesting I’ve been working on and also to prompt me to do a bit more writing as I feel I’ve been a bit lacking on that front lately too.
This week I’ve not much to share in terms of reading as I only decided to take this on mid-week and have forgotten some of the things I’ve been reading. In future weeks I’m going to try to keep a file open to constantly update with links and thoughts as the week goes. This week it’s kind of a “what on Earth did I do this week?” sort of feeling so is going to be pretty brief.
Also speaking of Origami, I’ve got a lot of articles and videos queued up to read/watch in the coming weeks on design systems and pattern libraries. One that I did get round to reading however was Alla Kholmatova‘s post on maintaining and organising Future Learn’s pattern library. Not so long ago we did a similar thing with Origami’s modules, opting for a really simplified system of “Primitives”, “Components”, “Layouts”, and “Utilities”, which you can see in the Origami Registry. It was nice to see parallels in what Alla’s been working on and understand where they had issues that we could potentially come up against too.
That’s about it for this week, next week I’m hoping I’ll have a lot more links and learning’s to share. Considering I’m going to start taking on learning a bit more about JS and ES2015 in the near future, and may have just decided to re-write my blog (again):
Tempted to move my blog away from WordPress again… Why would I do this to myself 🙁
— Adam Onishi (@onishiweb) October 14, 2016
I think there’s be enough things to share over the next few weeks. In terms of this weekend, I’m hoping to get a bit of time away from web things, but also try to take another look at some performance updates for the LDNWebPerf website ahead of my talk at Velocity Conf next month, which should be fun!