Web Standards and Design System for California Government

Design and build user-centered, accessible, and mobile-friendly government websites.

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Getting Started

Learn about webstandards.ca.gov and how this website can help you with your web projects.

Review Web Standards

Web Standards

Review statewide web standards, guidelines, and policies and learn how they apply to your web properties.

Explore State Web Template

State Web Template

Explore the CA State Web Template and learn how it can help you jump start your web based projects.

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California Design System

The Design System’s beta release represents a new direction for building accessible, consistent, and performant digital services and interfaces.

Domain Name Request System

Use this system to request new and manage existing domains under CA.gov.

State Entity Profile Application

Engage users with relevant and effective information and services accessible to anyone on the CA.gov portal.

Digital Web Services Network (DWSN)

Join the growing community of webmasters, design experts, and communications folks invested in building better digital services.

Design Principles

Learn about design principles and best practices from government partners and industry leaders.

Community Updates

CDT and ODI share the beta version of the CA Design System

CDT and ODI share the beta version of the CA Design System At the most recent DWSN presentation we shared the initial work and thinking on the emerging California Design System. We’re excited to share our early beta and invite you to share your feedback and...

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jQuery-less State Template Release v5.6.0

Release v5.6.0 is the first jQuery-less version of the state web template. This version has no more jQuery dependency and jQuery plugins. In this version we also introducing a new responsive font size calculation functionality. Body text and headings font sizes and...

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How to Stop Search Engine Crawlers From Crawling Your Site

There are times when we don't want Google, Bing, etc. to crawl our website into their search index. This is a common issue for new websites in development, or for ongoing websites that are being redesigned. This "new" website typically resides under a development URL...

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Gavin Newsom

California Governor

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Amy Tong

Amy Tong

Secretary, Government Operations Agency

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Liana Bailey-Crimmins

Liana Bailey-Crimmins

California Department of Technology, State CIO and Director

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