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Current initiatives

The U.S. Web Design System team has released a v1.0 of the components! :tada: This included the design and development files for each component, as well as documentation to help teams adopt the U.S. Web Design System for their projects.


The U.S. Web Design System was created by a collaborative team at 18F and the U.S. Digital Service in 2015, under the guidance of an advisory board of talented, experienced government workers in the CFPB, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Education, the Internal Revenue Service, and GSA. It is currently a project of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, maintained by the Office of Products and Programs. Read about the initial process as well as where we’ve been and where we’re going.

How to contribute

Contribution Guidelines: Design

Interested in contributing new work to the U.S. Web Design System? Find out how to get started using our Contribution Guidelines.

User research

Project planning

Release process

How we cut new releases, step by step.

Distribution methods

A table of various distribution implementations of the System.


The workflow process the core team uses for incoming issues and pull requests.

Issue label glossary

A glossary of the labels used on the issues in our repos, and a guide to how our team applies them.

Strategy and roadmap

Product roadmap

Our roadmap features work we intend to start in the short- and medium-terms.

Component prioritization

The factors that guide our UI component prioritization process.


Websites using the Design System


Troubleshooting guidance for known issues with the U.S. Web Design System.

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