Archives for Matt Bond

Design Guidelines 1.4 Released

The Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) has an exciting new release. We've polished some old things, created some new things and have made the whole experience of using our guidelines even better. What's in the release? Forms The old forms page was heavily visited but not very helpful. We've overhauled the forms page making it more robust and easier to use. Included is a new way to validate forms and tooltip/help design that helps clean up our form layouts and allows users to focus on their

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ADG 1.3 is here, with new colors and charts

The Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) have been a little quiet since we last published an update back in July 2013. The design team has been working on a lot of new things for our customers and some of those are now available in this release of the ADG. What's in the release Color palette We've tweaked the primary palette yellow slightly, and included a new set of secondary colors for charts. Charts Reports need high-quality charts to be effective, so we've put together guidelines

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HackHouse 2014 – Being a mentor

This post is part of a series on Atlassian HackHouse 2014, where graduate developers spend a week with Atlassian mentors hacking code and learning about the world of software development. This week we’ve taken our 18 new grads down to two beach houses on Sydney’s South Coast to learn the ropes from four Atlassian mentors. The Atlassian HackHouse is a unique onboarding experience for grads from around the world as they start their careers at Atlassian. The days will be broken up into workshop

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Since day one the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) has been built using the Atlassian User Interface (AUI) library. With each release, we've continued to shorten the gap between design and development but found we still weren't doing enough to close the loop for developers. Today we've teamed up and coordinated a joint release to make it even easier for developers to create great experiences. Our design and development team has been working for the last 8 weeks on making a seamless experience

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Follow this how-to guide by an Atlassian designer to make a single icon font for the Atlassian products. The Atlassian design team has been making some big changes to our products over the last 12 months. We're achieving this with the help of the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG). In a separate post I've elaborated on how we made the ADG, which has been instrumental in establishing experience design at Atlassian. One part of the design evolution was finding a scalable solution for handling

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The Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) is a public best practice guide for how to design all things Atlassian. As well as being a sneak peek into our inner workings, these are also our best practices for designing products and add-ons that behave consistently for our users. Today, we released Atlassian Design Guidelines 1.1. Our design team has been working for the last couple of months on precision and beauty for altogether new patterns and updates to existing ones. The results will give you a

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