User Experience Guidelines

Since the user experience field is diffuse and continually evolving, there is no one standard set of guidelines. As with most aspects of user experience, guidelines are often contextual based on the Web site, product, and situation. Consistency, solid design, best practices, and compliance with human factors are aspects that can assist with guidelines to produce usable Web sites.
One of the best overall styles guides is the Web Style Guide, Fourth EditionThis link opens in a new window.

The following is a variety of government Web sites that offer style guides and general user experience guidelines:

The following is a list of corporate style guides for mobile designs:

Design Patterns are interaction patterns that are used frequently in user interface design. Often these are common and repeatable patterns that help with building a consistency user experience into a Web site.

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