San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In most instances the word Style Guide conjures thoughts of a document outlining specs on things such as logo spacing, colors, and typography – all defined for a print medium. This type of document was never intended to be translated directly to the web; but when built and maintained for the web, it can make a site more performant, improve user experience, aid in onboarding new team members, and increase design and development efficiency. In this talk, Jana Veliskova and Brian Crumley will demonstrate how to find efficiency in building front-end design systems from a living Style Guide.
What You’ll Learn
- What is a Style Guide
- What are the benefits of implementing a Style Guide
- How to audit your existing site elements
- What components can make up a Front-End Style Guide
- Challenges in Implementing Style Guides / UI Toolkits in organizations
- How to Overcome Challenges
- Implementing Style Guides / UI Toolkits / Pattern Libraries in new projects and established ones
- Examples of Style Guides created by Jana and Brian
- What resources are available for creating Style Guides
About Jana Velíšková (@jveliskova)
Jana Velíšková is a programmer and UX professional who currently works as a Front-End Engineer at RJ Metrics in Philadelphia. Jana strives to create rich, accessible, and usable web applications; focusing on user experience and clean semantic code. She believes collaboration is the key to a better Internet and thus participates in a wide variety of meetups and conferences. She has recently spoken at UXCamp DC, at BarCamp Philly, and at Front-End Philly Meetup. In the past year, she has led the Girl Develop It Book Club, which encourages women to advance their career in technology.
About Brian Crumley (@briancrumley)
Brian Crumley is a Lead Front-End Developer and UX Consultant for O3 World in the Fishtown-area of Philadelphia. He’s passionate about creating high performance responsive web experiences that are built on semantic code and strike a balance between business goals and user needs. Brian is a regular attendee of local events and has championed community engagement as an organizer of both BarCamp Philly and Content Camp Philly the past two years as well as planning the UX-focused, one-day Forge Conference in Philadelphia.
When & Where
PANMA hosts networking and educational events, where we encourage the connections among our members, offer business opportunities and enjoy good times with friends. We are web designers, graphic artists, database developers, programmers, information architects, marketers and other professionals supporting the regional digital development community.
Come join us for an evening soon – you’ll enjoy the company, and you’ll have a chance to meet others who share your interests. It could be the start of something great!