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Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation by Nathan Curtis

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Chapter 5. Reuse

To be modular means you’ve constructed your components so they are flexible and can be reused. In application development, reuse is a deep, well-researched topic that has occupied the minds of many a software engineer. Designers appreciate reuse, too. However, if designers want to tackle the opportunities of component-based design, they must have a thorough knowledge of software features at their disposal. Armed with sophisticated capabilities, they can then employ more reuse techniques, and even evaluate whether a different tool may be more appropriate for their needs.

This chapter covers core concepts in reusing design within common design software tools, with a focus on the following:

  • Embedding artwork in screen designs via symbol ...

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