Equinix UX Design Guidelines
Our first set of Design Guidelines was built back in 2012, but with the redesign of Equinix Customer Portal, it was the right time for v2.0 of our guidelines, as well. Providing consistent rules around the look and feel of our customer-facing experiences keeps our UX landscape feeling like a family, and saves designer cycles by allowing us to rely on best practices.
Along those lines, we're also building out a comprehensive UI component library, which makes both the designer's and the developer's work, easier and faster. Having a kit of UX-approved controls, patterns and page elements that UI developers can pull from to build pages means we avoid building hi-res versions of wireframes in most cases (saving time), and there's less iteration during review cycles (saving even more time). We've also developed a Content Style Guide, to ensure a consistent messaging approach across our all web and mobile experiences.
Finding a service like Frontify has made it easy to share our guidelines with our PM and Engineering teams, as well as the broader design community. You can dive into our Design Guidelines -- the good, the bad, and the ugly of it — at equinix.frontify.com.