Web & User Interface Design, Visual Style, & Identity.
This is an example of the interactive style guide I frequently produce for various client projects.
This concept came about during a particularly feature-heavy project, in which the development team needed a reliable way to reproduce styles and maintain brand and aesthetic cohesion when creating new elements and pages. Instead of creating a flat document that's bulky, difficult to update, and easily forgotten about, I decided an interactive style guide was the better option.
This approach is a lightweight, portable solution that not only provides visual examples of how elements should look, it also gives immediate interactive feedback for how those elements should behave. Because the elements are created with live code, designers and developers can see things like hovers, transitions, dropdowns, click indicators and more in real time. It also holds code snippets for reference purposes, as well as providing precise values like hex codes that are easy to copy and paste without dragging out the eyedropper tool.
I utilized a simple but extensible CSS framework, making it easy for teams to update the repository when branding changes are necessary or when new elements are created and standardized.
Hi! I'm Brent. I'm a designer based in Ohio, specializing in web and user interface design, visual design, and creative direction for interactive web projects.Recommendations
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