During the course of my career, I've created a number of corporate style guides and pattern libraries – only to watch all of them eventually fall into disuse. Unwilling to accept that my future efforts were doomed to the same fate, I set out to find a workable format for standards documentation that would not eventually become obsolete.
After three years of evaluating hundreds of examples, I began to realize that what was needed was not increasingly details specifications, but a style framework: a rock-solid, base set of standards that was stripped of complex, overly prescriptive elements. Something that would encourage new UX design solutions, that could be easily maintained, and would evolve as brands and technologies changed.
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