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How to create a living style guide for your website

Smashing Magazine

Living style guides are essential for keeping web developers and designers on the same page, genealogy site FamilySearch’s lead web developer Steven Lambert says. Lambert explains how FamilySearch created their living style guide. Among Lambert’s advice: FamilySearch started by printing off every page of the site and hanging them up, so everyone could see why a new style guide was needed to keep things consistent, the style guide was created with Lego-like elements that can build on one another, and a prototype of the style guide was released to staff halfway through the process, allowing the people who would be using it to test it out and see what needed to be changed.

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