Design Systems Workflow in Storybook #Web Design
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Design Systems Workflow in Storybook

A streamlined workflow for frontend developers Last week over 15,000 people checked out Design Systems for Developers, a free guide I cowrote about the frontend infrastructure underpinning design systems. The guide’s surprising popularity is indicative of just how mainstream design systems have become amongst developers. In three short years since Brad Frost’s seminal book Atomic Design, design systems like Shopify Polaris, IBM Carbon, Salesforce Lightning, and Airbnb Lunar now power the frontend practice of countless engineers. Design Systems for Developers examines how the smartest teams engineer design systems at scale and why they use the tools they use. This article summarizes the essential workflow outlined in the guide. Earlier this year Storybook maintainers and I set out to build a design system for Storybook. Yes, a design system for a tool that builds design systems. At the time, information about this area of frontend infrastructure was scarce. Even though plenty…

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