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WARNING: This website is no longer being updated or supported. Please refer to the CMS Design System.

To get started with the assets library, you’ll need to use the required HTML, grid system framework, JavaScript, and CSS.

More detail info can be found at

Table of contents

Quick start

A couple of quick start options are available:

Read the Assets landing page for information on the framework contents, templates and examples, and more.

What's included

Within the download you'll find the following directories and files, logically grouping common assets. You'll see something like this:

├── css/
│   ├── bootstrap/
│   ├── cards/
│   ├── components/
│   ├── forms/
│   ├── layouts/
│   ├── all.less
│   └── style.css
└── fonts/
    ├── Bitter-Bold.eot
    ├── Bitter-Italic.eot
    ├── Bitter-Regular.eot
    ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot
    ├── OpenSans-Bold-webfont.eot
    ├── OpenSans-Italic-webfont.eot
    ├── OpenSans-Regular-webfont.eot
    └── OpenSans-Semibold-webfont.eot

We provide compiled CSS (style.css), as well as the CSS Less source. Glyphicon fonts are also included. Since this styleguide's functionality is built directly on top of Bootstrap, you will need to include references to our jQuery and Bootstrap code bases in your html file:


Note: gives you Section 508 compliant, cross-browser compatible UI components that you can use in your accessible web site or web application. Assets is an accessible, responsive, and modern framework.

Bugs and feature requests

Have a bug to report or a feature to request? Please read our contribution policy and search for existing and closed issues. If your problem or idea is not addressed yet, you can open a new issue.

Documentation's Styleguide documentation, included in this repo in the gh-pages branch root directory, is built with Jekyll and publicly hosted on GitHub Pages at The docs may also be run locally.

Running documentation locally

  1. If necessary, install Jekyll (requires version 2.5.x).
  1. From the gh-pages branch root directory, run jekyll serve in the command line.
  2. Open http://localhost:9001 in your browser, and you should see the entire Styleguide documentation run locally.


Please read through our contribution guidelines. Included are directions for opening issues, coding standards, and notes on development.

Copyright and license

As a work of the United States Government, this project is in the public domain within the United States.

Full license can be found here.


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