Wait, We Can Re-use this? Design Systems and Component Libraries for Fun and Profit

May 01, 2020

Presented by Aaron Couch

Component libraries can help speed development, improve implementation of designs, aid in improving accesibility, and help teams re-use design and component assets across projects.

But what is "atomic design" are all of these atoms and molecules and organisms right for you? What if you are using a Content Management System like Drupal?

This talk explores some of the benefits of using a design system and component library using one of the largest counties in the U.S. as a guide. We will look at some tools to help get you going, some of the challenges we've faced, and some pitfalls to look out for.

This talk is for designers, devs, pms or anyone interested in using component libraries. Our example uses Drupal though we will try and provide examples for Wordpress as well. We won't dive into code though may look at a front-end snippet or too.


Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.