There are many facets of a design system initiative, so it can be extremely daunting to figure out where to begin. There are stakeholders to educate, tools to choose, principles to establish, frontend guidelines to settle on, components to build, tokens to create, design guidelines to write, contribution models to sort out, and so on.
In my workshops and consulting engagements, I’ll often have teams stand up the style guide website on Day 1 of their design system initiative. A style guide serves as the storefront that showcases all of the design system’s ingredients, and serves as a tangible center of mass
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