Sticky Design Consistency Isn’t as Awful as It Sounds

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People trust the familiar. Knowing that, many designers strive to keep their work as simple as possible. It’s also practical: once you design, say, a navigation bar, then duplicating it to every page or view is easy. But standards change over time. New designers with fresh ideas inherit old projects. New code techniques replace last year’s bleeding edge. The result is a mishmash of inconsistencies in both the visuals and underlying code. And that leads to trouble. What is design consistency? Design consistency is the practice of keeping a product looking and acting like a cohesive unit — as if…
Sticky Design Consistency Isn’t as Awful as It Sounds