Do You Use A Style Guide?
Last Update: Aug 22, 2017
I have not long finished a Diploma in Business and I now understand how important branding and professionalism is!
I have created a style guide for each of my websites. So what is a style guide?
A style guide is basically your rules for how you want something to look. So for example if you gave this to your next door neighbor they would be able to produce a document as to the guidelines you produced!
Now I created my style guides to basically create a professional and across the board style for my website.
I choose what size headings are for what, the words I use, how I sue shortenings of words, what is underlined, what I use italics and bold for etc,
I also choose picture sizes and sign offs for emails and other posts such as twitter, facebook and google.
Do any of you do this for your websites?
I have 2 websites now and each completely different styles. I think it makes it easier to know what is what on each site so it looks more professional!
Sure something to think about, thank you
I like this post. I'm just working on on site at the moment and try to keep the style consistent for each page/post. I hope that way people that visit find a familiarity and know what to expect.
Yes that is the whole idea of the style guide to make guidelines for your content production
I agree with you, having a unique, consistent style for your website will make it look more professional. And when you're creating your style, a little tip is that less is more!
I have not, did you create a template for the styles?
I don't have a template as such. I Have my assessment but I can't upload a word document. There are many on google that can help guide you how to write one.
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That's a level of organization I have only dreamed about! So happy to see someone who has achieved it! Thanks, and best wishes for your success!
It took a while to realize when to use and implement one!