Start with the GOV.UK Design System

If you are building a digital service, you must use the GOV.UK Design System as a starting point for all DfE digital services.

If something isn't in the Design System, check the Design System backlog to see what others have done before.

Before starting to build anything custom or new, ask what others have done in the following Slack channels:

You can also contact the design ops team for advice and guidance.

Contributing back to the GOV.UK Design System

If you create or amend an existing GOV.UK frontend component, you must also contribute the change back, along with evidence and research to support the change.

Check X-GOVUK projects

You can also find community built tools, components, and patterns in the X-GOVUK project site

Using the DfE Frontend

If you are designing a service which is being provided on the domain, you also need to use the DfE Frontend to implement the DfE header and font styles.

You can also use DfE Frontend alongside GOV.UK Frontend styles. For example, using DfE Frontend components provided on a GOV.UK or domain.

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