Styleguide Toolbox – Templates, UI Kits, Tools & Generators

Styleguides are an essential tool for ensuring that everyone in an organization is on the same page. After all, maintaining a consistent style is vital to brand recognition, readability and it just looks more professional.

The great thing about these Styleguide resources is that there is undoubtedly one that will let you work the way you want to. Whether it’s allowing you to manually mock-up styles with your favorite image editor or automatically generating them through a browser, there’s something for everyone here.

Here are some resources to help you on your quest for consistency!

Quick Jump: Styleguide UI Templates, Styleguide Web Templates, Styleguide Generation Tools, Living Styleguide Tools and Styleguide Generators.

You may also like these toolboxes: CSS Flexbox, CSS Animation, SVG Workflow Tools, or Tools for Formatting CSS.

Styleguide UI Templates

Style Guide Preview Template (Sketch) by Tony Jones

If you’re using Sketch App, this free Style Guide Preview Template will help you develop a nice, clean Styleguide.

Style Guide Preview Template sketch

UI Style Guide Template (PSD) by Tony Thomas

UI Style Guide Template is a Photoshop (PSD) template featuring color swatches, typography, iconography, form and UI elements.

UI Style Guide Template psd

Style Tiles (PSD) by Samantha Warren

Style Tiles are interesting in that they’re meant to be used as more of a catalyst for discussion in the beginning of the design process, before a final look has been established. A great way to show your clients the possibilities before they commit to a design.

Style Tiles psd

Responsive Digital Style Guide (Sketch) by Mark Ludemann

Sometimes, we tend to think of Style Guides only as a one-size-fits-all general palette. Responsive Digital Style Guide goes a step further and defines styles for mobile devices.

Responsive Digital Style Guide sketch

Web Style Guide (PSD) by Rafal Tomal

Web Style Guide aims to provide a simple "cheat sheet" for busy designers to maintain consistency in their projects.

Web Style Guide psd

Basic Five Page Style Guide Template (AI) by James George

Basic Five Page Style Guide Template is a handsome group of templates you can use in Adobe Illustrator.

Basic Five Page Style Guide Template ai illustrator

Brand Guidelines Template (AI)

Brand Guidelines Template is a resource you can hand off to clients with clear instructions for colors, fonts and examples of what not to do.

Brand Guidelines Template ai illustrator

Brandbooks Free Brand Guidelines Template (AI & InDesign) by ZippyPixels

Brandbooks Free Brand Guidelines Template is an impressive collection of files that you can use to print out an eight page booklet of branding styles and documentation.

Brandbooks Free Brand Guidelines Template ai indesign

Styleguide Web Templates

Style Guide Template in CSS by CodyHouse

Style Guide Template in CSS was created with flexibility and easy updates in mind.

Style Guide Template in CSS

Style Guide Boilerplate by Brett Jankord

Style Guide Boilerplate provides an interactive way to display standard fonts, colors, base styles and patterns for your web project.

Style Guide Boilerplate

Bootstrap Style Guide Boilerplate by Kemie Guaida

Bootstrap Style Guide Boilerplate uses the popular framework to allow for an efficient means of creating a Styleguide.

Bootstrap Style Guide Boilerplate

Styleguide Generation Tools

StyleDocco

Using Node.js, StyleDocco will read your CSS and generate a visual Styleguide for you.

Barebones

Barebones is a dead-simple starting point for creating your own Styleguides.

Styledown

Styledown lets you create a Styleguide by using markdown in your CSS files.

Styledown

Fabricator

Fabricator is a Node.js tool that allows you to easily write project documentation and create an interactive Styleguide.

Fabricator

Kalei Styleguide

Kalei Styleguide runs right in your web browser and generates a Styleguide from your site’s own live stylesheets.

Styleguide by Huge

Styleguide can be used in alongside your project to create a live, automatically updated repository of styles.

Styleguide

Pattern Lab

Atomic Design is the term Pattern Lab uses to describe its component-driven Styleguide system. That means it’s a bit more in-depth, covering the tiny details of your design.

Pattern Lab

Pears

Pears is an open-source WordPress theme that will allow for quickly creating a pattern library.

Living Styleguide Tools

SC5 Style Guide Generator

SC5 Style Guide Generator lets you create and edit your Styleguide directly in a web browser.

SC5 Style Guide Generator

KSS – Knyle Style Sheets

KSS generates a Living Styleguide using Ruby or other frameworks that use gems.

KSS - Knyle Style Sheets

DocumentCSS

DocumentCSS helps you create live Styleguides that change along with your site.

DocumentCSS

LivingStyleGuide Gem

LivingStyleGuide Gem will create a Styleguide with Sass and Markdown using Ruby, Middleman or Padrino, among others.

LivingStyleGuide Gem

Styleguide Generators

Stylify Me

Looking for a really quick way to create a Styleguide? Simply enter your URL into Stylify Me and within seconds you’ll have one!

Stylify Me

Frontify Style Guide

Frontify Style Guide goes beyond the basics by allowing you to create and tweak your Styleguide using their online service.

Frontify Style Guide

Concluding

Take that extra step for your clients and yourself by creating Styleguides for your projects. Let us know how you’re using them in the comments!

If you’re looking for some stylyeguide inspiration, you should check out this post: Inspirational Examples of UI Styleguides.

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Eric Karkovack is a web designer with well over a decade of experience. You can visit his business site here. In July 2013, Eric released his first eBook: Your Guide to Becoming a Freelance Web Designer. He also has an opinion on just about every subject. You can follow his rants on Twitter @karks88.

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