Mastering Cascading Style Sheet - Structuring Your Code - Style Guides

  • Posted on: 12 June 2017
  • By: Hernando Cadet
css style guides

The world of technology, in particularly computers and websites, are very stylish due to the fact that front-end designers do an excellent and hard job, to make sure, that users view and experience the most beautiful websites in the world.

In today’s article, we are going to talk about the style guides, which are a great tool, for a group of front-end web developers, who are developing the front end part of a large website.

More than one person would be working on style guides, and large websites, which would have a whole team of front-end developers working on all aspects of the front-end development of a website.

The good understanding of how elements of the code and the design end of the website, functions together, is required by, programmers, content managers, and front-end developers, in order to successfully and skillfully, develop large websites, for large enterprises and corporations.

It is a good idea to create style guides, because in it, back end and front-end web developers, would be able to understand how the code works, for very large websites.

A clear explanation of how the code and the visual design work together, is found in the style guides.

An overview of the site structure, file structure and of the naming conventions used, should be the start of any styles guide.

In order to maintain the quality of any website, a style guide has to have detailed information, about the coding standards, which designers, developers and content editors, need to follow.

The version of XHTML/CSS which is to be used, the chosen accessibility level, the browser support details, and general coding best practices, are some of that detail information, which need to be included, in style guides, for developers, designers and content editors to follow as well.

Layout and stylistic elements, such as the dimensions of several elements, the size of gutters, the color palette used, and the associated hex values, should also be included, in the style guides.

Any special CSS rule, which was created by the designers or used by them, should also be explained clearly in the style guides.

When a large website coding project, is to be handed to another group of developers, for implementing or maintaining, then style guides are a great way, to allow the new developers to understand how the code and the design elements of a website function and work together.

Style guides help lessen the fragmentation of the style sheet, which will occur over time; also style guides can help ensure that the development of a large website, is developed in a controlled way, when simple guidelines have been established in the styles guides.

The world of websites is only possible, because the work of developers are synchronized together, in order for websites to be able to appear online.

A lot of work and preparation have to be put into websites, from the part of front end and back end developers, as well as content editors, in order for the development of a large website to be accomplished successfully.

Style guides, help solve all types of questions, which some developers may have, about the website, which they are trying to maintain or develop.

Thank you, for reading this article!!!