Are you thinking about style guides lately? It seems to me it couldn't be a hotter topic these days. I'm delighted to see it, as someone who was trying to think and build this way when the prevailing wisdom was nice thought, but these never work. I suspect it's threefold why style guides and design systems have taken off:
- Component-based front-end architectures becoming very popular
- Styling philosophies that scope styles becoming very popular
- A shift in community attitude that style guides work
That last one feels akin to cryptocurrency to me. If everyone believes in the value, it works. If people stop believing in the value, it dies.
Anyway, in my typical Coffee-and-RSS mornings, I've come across quite a few recently written articles on style guides, so I figured I'd round them up for your enjoyment.