Toshit Panigrahi

Style Guide

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Style guides help maintain design quality as an org scales. However, visual design quality suffers when strictly following a style guide that is not well defined.

How do you know your style guide is not well defined? One easy way to check is, ironically, if the bottom margin of a heading is always uniform; if that margin is always the same no matter the kind of element below it, your style guide is likely not well defined since it does not account for optical correctness issues that will arise.

Also be careful how you define the margin of a text element; is it measured from the baseline or some bounding rectangle?

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