All the components for our new design system had been coded in isolation and packaged up into a neat little npm package 🎁 .
After 6 weeks working with our contractor Nicolai, development of our new design system components was nearly complete. We were all excited, but there was still a long way to go before we could unveil our re-design.
Here are a few things we considered before putting our shiny new components into action.
Earlier this year, we decided to build a design system for Lexoo - see this post on our thinking behind this. Once the decision was made and we had audited our existing designs, the next step was to work closely with our designer, Jack, to actually create the design system. This post explains the process we followed.
It’s time for a spring clean! Lexoo has experienced intense growth over the last few years and we’ve outgrown our existing user interfaces (UIs). In this series, we’ll explain why we decided to build a design system, how we built it and how we’ll be rolling it out across our site.