Michael Shilman
Michael Shilman
Building Storybook and Chroma.
React Finland 2021React Finland 2021
18 min
Documenting components with stories
Most documentation systems focus on text content of one form or another: WYSIWYG editors, markdown, code comments, and so forth. Storybook, the industry-standard component workshop, takes a very different approach, focusing instead on component examples, or
In this demo, I will introduce an open format called Component Story Format (CSF).
I will show how CSF can be used used to create interactive docs in Storybook, including auto-generated DocsPage and freeform MDX documentation. Storybook Docs is a convenient way to build a living production design system.
I will then show how CSF stories can be used create novel forms of documentation, such as multiplayer collaborative docs, interactive design prototypes, and even behavioral documentation via tests.
Finally, I will present the current status and outline a roadmap of improvements that are on their way in the coming months.