04 Jun '13, 3am

When Should I Build a Live Style Guide? @pivotallabs

Over the last several projects, we have chosen to commit to the construction and maintenance of a live style guide as part of the development process. However, the reasons in each case have been varied, and I’d like to give a quick rundown of these cases with some benefits and pitfalls of each. My primary reasons to build an live style guide are when: On a new codebase, Bringing an existing frontend codebase under control, and Implementing a “phase II” design. Stipulations It must be a web-based product. I am unaware of any successful process for an live style guide on iOS, Android or any technology not using CSS and HTML. The live style guide must exist on a basic page that the developers and designers can affect quickly with HTML (preferring HAML, SLIM, etc), CSS (preferring SASS or LESS) and inline Javascript. Universal Goals of a Live Style Guide This is a good point t...

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