I am working on a project which is basically a document viewer, I have been asked to provide style guide for the same. I was wondering what all must be included in the style guide?

  • should it include all the different elements that I Have used in the software?
  • Do we need to specify the spacings(space between elements) also?

on what things should I emphasize while making a style guide?

  • Yes to your two points. In addition; colors, fonts and behaviour of elements on different screen sizes. Apr 30, 2017 at 7:13

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This depends on context. If this is a style guide (or guidelines for styling), see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style_guide

This article is also very useful: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/designing-style-guidelines-for-brands-and-websites/

This is also a good resource: http://styleguides.io/

This is also a good useful guide: http://www.creativebloq.com/design/create-style-guides-1012963


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