Adventist Living Pattern System

As we approached the kickoff of this project, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what we call what we are doing. When it was launched, it was called the “Adventist Design Framework”. But in the ensuing years, the name as become weighted down with baggage.

When it was launched, there was a desire to see it become a larger design system. But through a lack of time and funding, the framework is where it is today.

Alps: Adventist Living Pattern System
Alps: Adventist Living Pattern System

After our 2 days of kick-off meetings with SuperFriendly, it was clear to me that the old name no longer fit. But what should we call it? Is this a design system? A style guide? A pattern library?

We spent some time brainstorming a few options and have settled on a new name: “Adventist Living Pattern System“. While we don’t think we are quite up to calling this a “Design System” (ala Salesforce’s “Lightning Design System”), we also felt that a pattern library didn’t quite give it the full meaning it needs. (Thanks Dan Mall for creating a logo, too!)

And “living”? That’s my favorite part. When we release the templates and Superfriendly’s portion of the project is done, the product is not over. We won’t have all the pieces we need to build every website. The project won’t be over. We want this to be a system that changes and adapts to the needs of a living church.

So what do you think? Leave us your feedback below as we would love to hear from you!


  • | April 8, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Anxious to give ALPS a test run on our local church website! Spoke to Dan at GAiN about it. Sounds GREAT!

  • | April 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Great project. Looking forward to these templates.

  • | April 9, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Looking forward to these templates. Can’t wait.

  • | April 15, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Your efforts on this front are very appreciated!

  • | April 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Very exciting Brent, congrats on reaching this significant milestone! The approach sounds smart (no surprise there) and I look forward to seeing ALPS rolled out and put to good use throughout the church.

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