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What I learnt today: styleguides and components

I’m in the middle of writing a front end styleguide at the moment. Today, I finished the basic stuff like colours and typography and started to think about the components that I would need to write.

Thinking about these small pieces out of context of a full page layout has been incredibly valuable today, especially in terms of responsive design. I found it a lot easier to make these components adaptable because I didn’t need to think about other parts or modules on the page and could just focus on one thing at a time.

I’m really intrigued by this way of modular front end development and I can’t wait to finally join all those pieces together and see how they interact. That’s what I learnt today.