Re: Recommend style guides for software UIs and websites

Subject: Re: Recommend style guides for software UIs and websites
From: "Sweet, Gregory P (HEALTH)" <gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:59:46 +0000

What you are looking for, a resource that specifies look and feel across all your digital products, is commonly referred to as a design system. You will also see pattern library. Googleâs Material Design is an example of a design system.

Start you googling with those terms. There are heaps of information to wade through and many different schools of thought to consider when figuring out whatâs going to work best in your situation.

One of the more popular schools right now is atomic design,
which has a dedicated open source platform for documenting the design system called Pattern Lab



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Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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Subject: Recommend style guides for software UIs and websites

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Anyone have recommendations for one or more books that discuss or provide
guidelines for establishing a common look and feel across a companies
entire product line of cloud services with web interfaces, server/pc-based
software, and mobile apps?

This is not something I'm trained in, but I'm hoping to provide
recommendations with respect to UI design as my (small, young, rapidly
growing) company expands in size, customer-base, and sellable products.
Ideally, I'd like to hand the development teams a single style guide and
tell them to "do it this way".

Lin Sims

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