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ADG 1.3 is here, with new colors and charts

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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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We've all been there. Those times where we realise that we've been sitting around arguing for hours over the small stuff, because we've forgotten about the bigger, more important stuff. Or to bring it into the realm of digital products: whether that interface should still have an accordion menu or should we change it to a set of tabs. But we've already shipped, and customers are used to it being this way! We can't it change now... can we? Wouldn't it be nice if we had something that helped us steer

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At UX Australia 2013, Dan Saffer opened the conference with a talk about microinteractions. Essentially a microinteraction is something you'd find on littlebigdetails.com — an interaction that's small, often overlooked, or even subconscious. Something that helps to enhance the core experience, reduce frustrations, and offer an opportunity for a bit of humanization or even humor in a product. There are many examples of awesome microinteractions. To give you an idea, some of my favorite

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Double feature – AUI 5.2 and Design Guidelines 1.2 released

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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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How to make an icon font – the 8 step guide

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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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Design Guidelines 1.1 – Making Your Life Easier

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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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