Pattern Lab has been updated! It’s a collection of tools to help create and maintain atomic design systems for responsive sites. It was created by Brad Frost, and enhanced by David Olsen and was recently used to build the new TechCrunch and Entertainment Weekly responsive sites.
If you’re making a business case for responsive and need some examples then here are a bunch of companies that have benefited from significant uplift in the key metrics following the implementation of responsive design.
"Web designing is more than just slapping visually attractive images on a page. To make those elements come to life, meticulous amounts of HTML are needed to add front end functionality. In the past, designers have used Adobe Creative Suite to draw up their sites while programmers looked to Coda 2 to outline the protocols. But there’s no one tool out there that marries the workflow in one fell swoop. That is, until Web design tool Macaw emerged. Estimated to arrive early next year, we sat down with software’s developers to see how Macaw aims to streamline Web production into one single app."
Meet the new www.NYC.gov—it’s faster, smarter and easier to use than ever before. Guided by input from the public, informed by visitor metrics and inspired by the customer service approach of 311, NYC.gov has been redesigned to put the user first. A few highlights of the new website:
Viewable on all mobile devices
Search results are more accurate and relevant
New “311 Booker” tool on the homepage allows you to request a service or check on the status more easily
Redesigned Jobs section brings together all City employment-related opportunities and resources
New events search tool and map
Improved social sharing so you can more easily post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr