How can I write a UI guideline for website? How many things should it include?Have anyone got example?
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In my opinion I think the best way would be to 'CODE' up the design guide into real examples of the style.
This has the benefit of being a live example of how it is done, for developers, and gives you the designer a sense of implementation difficulties and feasibility.
You can try wire frames, mockups, or PDF documents with images but they have the downside of NOT being in the medium that the interface will ultimately be in and gives you no real clue about how it will be implemented. Also, developers are left to guess how things will be 'hacked' together instead of having live examples at the ready to base their work on and speed up development.
Brad Frost calls this atomic design and you can see some explanatory material here