Digital Web Magazine - Web Presentation Patterns: "By Jonathan Snook
Published on January 23, 2006
Patterns structure our lives, whether we think about them or not. A regular bedtime—and morning alarm and lunch time—makes your life easier by removing some of the guesswork.
Patterns play a part in Web application development, too. Design patterns are standard solutions to common problems in software design. Various patterns have been well-documented and allow us to learn and apply a proven methodology for development. It establishes a “design vocabulary” that can be shared between developers—a programming shorthand, as it were."