4 reasons for a style guide (… your team will thank you)

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4 reasons for a style guide (… your team will thank you)

A designer is on medium 4 reasons why a style guide does your project well

How?  Where?  What?  Why?  A style guide clarifies many questions about the appearance of your website.  (Photo: Shutterstock Stick Asso)

How? Where? What? Why? A style guide clarifies many questions about the appearance of your website. (Photo: Shutterstock Stick Asso )

A style guide sounds like a lot of effort. Especially customers with a manageable budget are therefore often think that time and money would be better invested elsewhere. This saves a set of regulations in the medium to long term seen, even both a. On medium has the UX designer Loucas Papantonious in an article addressed to all customers Who do not know or they call into question the benefits of a style guide. Essentially, it refers to four arguments to justify the resources used and we want to curate at this point.

1. ensure consistency and coherence

Your designer will thank you for it, that they find all the points for the visual language of your website in one place, writes Papantonious. This includes what colors and what fonts should be used. Programmers can also ensure that standard code is used so that the load times are not prolonged unnecessarily.

2. Future accelerate workflows

A simplified style guide and speed up a lot. For example, to graphic concepts or mock-ups are created, designers can draw on existing patterns and schemes. This must not be unnecessarily tasks carried out a second or third time.

3. simplify communication

According Papantonious the style guide also helps to develop and retain a uniform vocabulary for code and UI elements. This common lexicon also serves as a learning tool for new team members and helps partners to identify which standards prevail on your website – for example, in the preparation of promotional materials.

4. Building a foundation for the future

A style guide holds the current arrangements and levels of knowledge, so that more unity and less communication can be established. But He also helps a foundation for the future to build. A style guide is constantly evolving and the result that future requirements can be quickly identified and defined standards.

Learning from the Great: 32 Style guides leading network companies

About 30 Style guides known Internet companies.  (Screenshot: t3n)

About 30 Style guides known Internet companies. (Screenshot: t3n)

The exciting thing about the article is also an additional link to a source that presents you useful contributions on the subject. On Styleguides.io finds her example links to articles like "Creating style guides" or "Style Guide Best Practices".Who also wants to learn from the Great, found in our article "32 Style guides leading network companies" some interesting examples

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