Here’s a collection of UI design elements (or “patterns”) for anyone dealing with designing web interfaces. Certain wheels do not need to be reinvented and this resource can help you cut to the chase and avoid wasting valuable user experience design time to trial and error.
UI Patterns, the user interface design pattern library, is a collection of common UI elements that has explanations of the key components and functions of each along with multiple examples.
Here’s a list of a few of the UI elements covered:
- Input Feedback
The user has entered input into the system and expects to receive feedback on the result of the submission
- Tag Cloud
The user wants to browse content by popularity or most elaborate topic
The user needs to view a subset of sorted data that is not easily displayed on one page.
- Continuous Scrolling
The user needs to view a subset of data that is not easily displayed on a single page (alternative to pagination)
The user wants to find more data in the same category and/or contribute data in the same category
Check it out: http://ui-patterns.com/