Design systems aim to bring consistency to a brand's design and make the UI development productive. Component libraries with well thought API can make this a breeze. But, sometimes an API choice can accidentally overstep and slow the team down! There's a balance there... somewhere. Let's explore some of the problems and possible creative solutions.
Walking the Line Between Flexibility and Consistency in Component Libraries
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The Talk discusses the importance of consistency and flexibility in component libraries, using examples like Polaris and Material UI. It explores the action list pattern and the challenges of API flexibility. The Talk also delves into composition, slots, and handling child types in component APIs. It emphasizes the need for collaboration and communication in handling unforeseen use cases and highlights the importance of design systems and predictable APIs.