Books written about style guides.
A Pattern Language - Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language helps lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely.
Atomic Design details all that goes into creating and maintaining robust design systems, allowing you to roll out higher quality, more consistent UIs faster than ever before. This book introduces a methodology for thinking of our UIs as thoughtful hierarchies, discusses the qualities of effective pattern libraries, and showcases techniques to transform your team’s design and development workflow.
Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Capturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems.
By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand.
Front-End Style Guides
Learn how to create comprehensive style guides for the web, whether you’re starting from scratch or assembling one for an existing site.
Frontend Architecture for Design Systems - A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites
This book takes experienced web developers through the new discipline of frontend architecture, including the latest tools, standards, and best practices that have elevated frontend web development to an entirely new level.
Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, 2nd Edition
This handy reference provides more than 90 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by 1,000 screenshots from current Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps.
Web Anatomy - Interaction Design Frameworks that Work
Web Anatomy delivers a complete guide to using interaction design frameworks, an examination of the psychology behind major frameworks, and a thorough look at how frameworks will change the way you work for the better.
Modular Web Design - Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation
This book defines the role of components and why they matter, maps out how to organize and build a component library, discusses how to use components in practice, and teaches a process for documenting and maintaining components.
The Little Book of HTML/CSS Coding Guidelines
A proper plan can improve your code, including your HTML documents and CSS style sheets. Jens Oliver Meiert explores the theory and practice of coding guidelines and shows, using Google’s HTML and CSS standards as a particular example, how consistency and care can make the code base you create today much easier to deal with when you—or someone else—work on it later.
The UX Reader
At MailChimp, we love to show our work - in part because it helps us get better at what we do. This book is a collection of the most popular articles from our UX Newsletter, along with some content exclusive to the book. It’s the embodiment of our quest to reflect, refine, and grow. We made it in hopes it’ll help you do the same.
The Yahoo! Style Guide
Is it Web site, website or web site? What’s the best on-screen placement for a top story? How can I better know my site’s audience? The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides that are intended for print publishing and do not address writing for the Internet. The Yahoo! Style Guide does. Writers and programmers at Yahoo!, faced with a lack of industry guidance fifteen years ago, began creating a set of guidelines for web writing.
Working with brand & design guidelines
A pocket guide on how to utilise brand elements—including typography, visual elements, text and tone of voice—to create a set of effective guidelines for your own business.