The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
Luckily, there are modern options in active development. Please use Firefox, Edge or Chrome instead.
Read about the new copy descriptions, dark mode pattern and more new content.
While we redesigned the site, we also put a lot of effort in adding and cleaning up some content. Each part here is worthy of fireworks (the kind that is nice to puppies) but, let's summarise it:
If you look at some of the more commonly used components, they now have a brand new section that our cx-writers have added. Why? So that we can streamline our microcopy.
Check out input fields, buttons, dropdown, tab, table
Above: Example of copy for the button component
A new pattern has been introduced which addresses dark mode colours and components. Feel free to use the dark versions of buttons, radio button, checkbox, dropdown, input fields, tables and cards.
Above: Some info from the Dark mode pattern
FYI, Boon Ying made a bunch of components more consistent in Sketch (designers' tool) and therefor also contributed to clearer images and specifications in Design Library for alerts, dropdowns, input fields, stepper, pagination, section expander, segmented control.
Those were the bigger things. We have also been working on:
That's it for now!