What we’re up to, where we’re going, and what gets us excited.

Why We Only Take Projects That Include Design Systems

by Chris Strahl

Design systems are what we're passionate about, and we love being true craftspeople for our clients. Every new build tunes our focus and contributes to the field as it evolves.

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Design Systems IRL, Part II

by Evan Lovely

Game changers: five ways that design system products improve design and development.

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Design Systems IRL

by Evan Lovely

We believe design systems are the status-quo future for a better web.

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A Tale of Two Lego Cities

by Nam Ho

You don't re-make a new set of Legos every time you build a castle. We believe building for the web should be no different.

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Project Management for Design Systems Using Pattern Lab

by Nam Ho

A sound, simple methodology is key to successfully planning and implementing Component Driven Development projects. Here at Basalt we use Pattern Lab as our main tool to develop Design Systems.

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Evan Lovely Becomes the Pattern Lab PHP Maintainer

by John Babbott

We are delighted to announce that Evan Lovely, our beloved CTO, is taking up the helm as the Pattern Lab PHP maintainer. Pattern Lab, an open-source godsend for creators of design systems, was first built and released in 2012 by tech luminaries Brad Frost and Dave Olsen to showcase Atomic Design at work...

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Hello World!

by Chris Strahl

Last week, Basalt launched its website. This is our first public showcase of who we are, what we do, and what we're all about. Basalt has been a nascent idea in our minds until this point -- something we've been working on, talking about, getting started. Now, seeing the fruits of weeks of discussio...

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