Looking for some new design pattern resources? Here’s a few I’ve been using lately:
- UI-Patterns.com is a collection I like to use. Anyone can contribute so hopefully this resource will continue to grow.
- Yahoo! also maintains a design patterns gallery on its developer network.
- Welie pattern library is another great resource for a wide variety of interactions.
- Designing Interfaces is a great book on a patterns based approach to design by Jenifer Tidwell.
- Peter Morville has a great book on search patterns.
- Morville also maintains a nice patterns library on Flickr.
Since design patterns first arrived in application development to provide proven and repeatable solutions to common programming tasks they’ve evolved into a great way to standardize design and IA solutions for common interface elements used across a variety of websites. Let me know if there are any helpful new pattern libraries you’re using.