By “Decks with steps” I mean decks which have more than one single step. Obviously, they will invariably be raised decks, but many raised decks have some sort of safety rail.
Sometimes decks with steps which extend the full width, can be one way to have a raised deck without having to use handrails. For some people, handrails are not desirable as they can limit access or obstruct the view. Generally speaking the riser height is fairly important. Too high can make it difficult for the elderly or very young, and too low just makes it easy to trip. However, the tread width (front to back) can be almost anything. Of course, it is easier to climb steps where the width tread is the same on each step, so it is best to keep them symmetrical. Depending on site conditions decks with steps can be gently sloping or steeper, like a staircase.
Usually, I always “clad” the step riser, making it closed rather than open plan. This is because there is rarely an easy means of gaining access to the space below, so objects or small children or pets could get easily get lost.
Hopefully, if you are considering having a deck which need steps, there will be at least one example above, from which you draw inspiration.