Thanks & Acknowledgements
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This book is dedicated to my amazing wife Melissa who supports all of my crazy ideas and somehow finds a way to put up with all of my shit. Thank you. I love you.
I’d like to give a massive thank you to Dave Olsen who took my nascent, poorly-programmed Pattern Lab concept and transformed it into an amazing piece of software that’s now used by people all over the world. I’m forever grateful for all of your superb work, and consider myself fortunate to call you a friend.
To Josh Clark, Jennifer Brook, Dan Mall, Jonathan Stark, Robert Gorrell, Kelly Shaver, and Melissa Frost for helping solidify atomic design as a methodology and Pattern Lab as a tool. This project wouldn’t have been possible without your input and smarts throughout the projects we worked on together.
To Anna Debenham for all your amazing thinking about front end style guides, your book on the topic, and your willingness to do a podcast all about style guides with me. I’m proud of the work we’ve done on Styleguides.io and am so happy we got to work together.
To Stephen Hay, who was the first person I heard articulate the need to break interfaces .
To Andy Clarke, who’s been talking about design systems and atoms before it was the hip thing to do. Thank you for all your writing and thinking, but you’re still not getting my dog.
To Dave “Tiny Bootstraps” Rupert, Susan Robertson, Samantha Warren, Brett Jankord, Tyler Sticka, Lincoln Mongillo, Paul Robert Lloyd, Harry Roberts, Jonathan Snook, Nicole Sullivan, Nicholas Gallagher and the many others who have helped me think more modularly. And to Jeffrey Zeldman, Vitaly Friedman, Eric Meyer,
This book would not have been possible if it weren’t for the amazing work done by some amazing people in the Web community. I’m so incredibly fortunate to work in such an open and sharing community, and every day I look forward to learning new things from you all.