What is Storybook?
2. Storybook is a tool for UI development. It makes development faster and easier by isolating components. This allows you to work on one component at a time. You can develop entire UIs without needing to start up a complex dev stack, force certain data into your database, or navigate around your application.
As far as I understand from reading the storybook documentation and a few more articles, (especially the article from freeCodeCamp) …
Storybook are great for developers or for creating documentation or presenting website designs and features to anyone.I describe the details with an example,
So on my project screen(means browser), I can only see one type of button once. If we change the design of the button from the component, the design will change and look new. But will not show a few buttons of several types at once.
In other words, suppose the current button component is round in shape. I want to change it to a square shape. So if I change the design to square then the previous round design will change to the square shape.
Storybook has come here and added their feature in such a way that I can put as many designs as possible in the component of my button or such is the design I want to do through the storybook file.
I will create a file in storybook way with my button component, where I can put together several designs.
Also, I can change the button style and design in the storybook browser and presenting it in several ways.
Summary: Through a storybook, can understand how a component’s UI design can look or feel better. It is not necessary to change the component repeatedly by additional code. And another thing is that the file that exists for the storybook is just run based on the dependency of the storybook and has to be built separately. It cannot be used directly in the React file. But yes, since many designs can be seen in the storybook at once. So can select a design by choice than change from the main component of React.