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Atomic Classification

We’ve run into similar issues with Pattern Lab’s enforced groupings on a large client project. Some just didn’t make sense, causing a little confusion for our team, but way more confusion for the client’s team. It added way more cognitive overhead than was really necessary for the project. The tool made testing components easy, but we eventually ended up leaving some buckets empty.

Why Hover Menus Are Problematic

Lots of good information in this piece, but here’s the key takeaway:

The simplest solution is to show a menu via click. Click works when the user taps, when the user clicks with the mouse, and when the user tabs via keyboard and presses enter.