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As the holidays approach, we have a lot to be thankful for. Let’s take a look at how our fundamentals shape contributor experiences across our open source community.

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PatternFly updates

At PatternFly, we create in the open. Let’s pull back the hood on our new look.

Our redesigned homepage for PatternFly 4, Release 2020.13
Our redesigned homepage for PatternFly 4, Release 2020.13
Our redesigned homepage for PatternFly 4, Release 2020.13


The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”
The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”

Blast from the #PatternPast! This article was formerly located on our old WordPress blog. It was originally written by Matt Carrano and published on December 3, 2015.

The problem:

You want to simplify navigation by not exposing secondary levels of navigation at all times

Last month I published a blog post discussing vertical navigation and how a multi-column approach can be used to expose up to two levels of navigation in a vertical format. At that time I discussed some of the advantages that could be provided by implementing a persistent two column navigation system. There may be times, however, when exposing two levels of persistent navigation is neither desirable or necessary. …


The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”
The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”

Blast from the #PatternPast! This article was formerly located on our old WordPress blog. It was originally written by Liz C. and published on January 27, 2016.

This article is the first in a series about labels:

  1. Let’s talk about labels
  2. Let’s talk more about labels
  3. Enough talk about labels

This blog post explores introductory concepts and investigations around the use of Labels in managed systems. It focuses principally on the topic of label creation. One of the goals of this blog post is to surface additional requirements and areas of concern.

Overview

A label is user-defined text that is associated with a managed resource. Labels support richer search and filter…


The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”
The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”

Blast from the #PatternPast! This article was formerly located on our old WordPress blog. It was originally written by Liz C. and published on February 29, 2016.

This article is the second in a series about labels.

  1. Let’s talk about labels
  2. Let’s talk more about labels
  3. Enough talk about labels

This blog post is a follow-up to “Let’s talk about labels,” posted on January 27, 2016. In that post we discussed the topic of creating a user generated label, for a managed resource. In this post we’ll discuss how to apply a new or existing label.

To recap, a label is:

  • A “Key:Value” pair (KVP).
  • Created in the UI using…

The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”
The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”

Blast from the #PatternPast! This article was formerly located on our old WordPress blog. It was originally written by Serena and published on February 29, 2016.

This blog addresses the initial design for zooming in and out of a time series chart. The horizontal axis of a time series chart represents a timeline. The user may be able to change the timeframe of the chart by:

  1. Selecting an existing time period
  2. Entering a custom time period
  3. Zooming in/out based on current filter options
  4. Zooming interactively with an optional navigation chart

Interactively zooming with the main chart will not be covered…


The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”
The PatternPast visual logo. It reads “PatternFly vintage blog, established 2015.”

Blast from the #PatternPast! This article was formerly located on our old WordPress blog. It was originally written by Liz C. and published on March 23, 2016.

Overview

A “single area chart” is used to provide metrics for a single data set. While similar to a line chart, in both form and function, it offers an area fill for visual emphasis. The area fill below the line also functions to indicate cumulative data.

The most common use case for area charts is to show trending over a continuous scale (usually time.)

Use this instead of a line chart when you need…

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