Design Tokens W3C Community Group
This is the official DTCG repository for the design tokens specification (W3C community group page).
Design tokens are indivisible pieces of a design system such as colors, spacing, typography scale.
Goal of the DTCG
Sharing design properties such as a color palette across many tools and platforms should be simple.
The DTCG’s goal is to provide standards upon which products and design tools can rely for sharing stylistic pieces of a design system at scale.
We believe that a common way to share design tokens will unlock efficiency opportunities for plugins, design system teams, product teams, and end-users of design tools.
The DTCG was founded in June 2019. By the end of 2019, our aim is to have a standard working across at least 3 design or prototyping tools.
Who sits on the DTCG
The community group is composed of UX professionals, developers, and representants of design tooling vendors.
To achieve a v1 of the specification rapidly, its structure is restricted to a small, focused amount of people, organized in task forces.
As vendors adopt the specification and new requirements appear, the community group will consist of additional task forces.
Companies and open-source projects represented on the DTCG
- Herman + Accoutrement
- Style Dictionary
- Universal Design Tokens
- ex-contributors to Theo (by Salesforce)
We acknowledge that the format specification is only part of an ecosystem, supporting methods and practices that relate to scaling design tokens: