Explore the Future of the Web

Modern Style Guides for a Better Tomorrow

Shay Howe

Times are changing and so must the process in which we design and build websites. The days of designing static compositions in Photoshop are a thing of the past, instead, responsive design within the browser is the future. This new world is not without its own risks, but if we focus on maintainability, organization, and modularity we can achieve a better tomorrow.
In this talk Shay will outline style guides, living documentation on the design and development of a website, and their role within web design and development process. Looking at a few modern practices and standards, this talk will cover the benefits of stylesguides, the strategy behind creating one, and how to best utilize one within your project.

Coming out of this session, attendees will understand:

  • Exactly what is a style guide and why they're needed
  • What it takes to write your own style guide
  • How to best utilize and advocate a style guide
  • Redefine your process in building websites