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9 06, 2016

What needs to be in your style guide? (And how do you enforce it?)

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From Design Shack: Everyone with a website needs a style guide. It’s that simple. If you’re wanting to instil more consistency in your project, and get everyone on the same page, your style guide will become invaluable.

Now that we have that out of the way, what exactly do you put in that guide? And how do you make sure other people on the team follow the rules so that your visual presence maintains consistency? That’s a little more complicated. · Go to What needs to be in your style guide? (And how do you enforce it?) →

14 05, 2015

Style guide best practices

Thu, May 14, 2015|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |Comments Off on Style guide best practices

From User Interface Engineering: The benefits of style guides are many: they establish a common language, make testing easier, save time and effort, and create a useful reference to keep coming back to. And most importantly, it lays a future-friendly foundation for your organization to modify, extend, and evolve over time. · Go to Style guide best practices →

13 04, 2015

An in-depth overview of living style guide tools

Mon, Apr 13, 2015|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on An in-depth overview of living style guide tools

From Smashing Magazine: Following the market’s demand for minimalistic and consistent UIs, and the growth in modular web development, we tend to pay more and more attention to documentation and the efficiency of designer–engineer workflow with each project we undertake. Also, since the documentation process is often the weakest spot for modern web teams, we’re constantly looking for the right tools to help us.
Living style guides help front-end developers transform front-end code bases into well-described pattern libraries with the minimum of effort. But to make them really efficient, we need to choose the proper tools — so let’s have a closer look at what our community has to offer. · Go to An in-depth overview of living style guide tools →

22 04, 2014

The complete guide to special characters

Tue, Apr 22, 2014|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on The complete guide to special characters

From Design Shack: Not everything is as easy as ABC or 123. Sometimes your copy might require a character outside of the basic alphabet. That’s where special characters and glyphs come in. Look around, they are more common than you might think at first.

Depending on your workflow, inserting a glyph can be as simple as a keystroke or a multi-step process. Much of it depends on the software you are using, typography palette and how the final product will be published. · Go to The complete guide to special characters →

22 04, 2014

Creating style guides

Tue, Apr 22, 2014|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on Creating style guides

From A List Apart: A style guide, also referred to as a pattern library, is a living document that details the front-end code for all the elements and modules of a website or application. It also documents the site’s visual language, from header styles to color palettes. In short, a proper style guide is a one-stop guide that the entire team can reference when considering site changes and iterations. Susan Robertson shows us how to build and maintain a style guide that helps everyone from product owners and producers to designers and developers keep an ever-changing site on brand and on target. · Go to Creating style guides →

13 03, 2014

Why WordPress core needs a writing style guide

Thu, Mar 13, 2014|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Why WordPress core needs a writing style guide

From WPShout: Tone is often a subliminal thing. Over months and years, you work with a person, an organization, or a software package, and eventually you notice that it generally makes you feel either happy or bummed out, listened to or scoffed at.

I wrote this post after noticing that parts of my daily interactions with WordPress Core were making me feel the wrong sets of things. The post outlines what I believe to be significant problems with the written tone of WordPress Core, and argues for the creation of a formal WordPress writing style guide. · Go to Why WordPress core needs a writing style guide →

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