How to use USWDS


Users of the U.S. Web Design System have created implementations for popular content management systems, web frameworks, and package managers that may help get you started more quickly and easily. Though some implementations may not include all of USWDS, they should give your team a strong foundation to work from.

If you have a new implementation to add to this list, please open an issue on GitHub or send us an email with the following information:

  • The implementation’s target language and/or framework
  • The author’s name (or alias) and contact URL or email address
  • The most recent version of USWDS that the project targets
  • Any useful caveats or other notes

Heads up

Some of the implementations listed here are not affiliated or endorsed, and have not been tested, by USWDS team. Use them at your own discretion.

Name Distribution Status Author or maintainer Notes
django-designstandards Django
Paul Tagliamonte (USDS)
This package provides access to USWDS in Django applications.
django-uswds-forms Django
This package provides Django Forms integration with USWDS.
USWDS Drupal base theme Drupal Michael Feranda
A primary difference between this effort (uswds_base) and the other USWDS theme (uswds) is that uswds-base uses a minimal approach. No extra JS/CSS is added in the primary theme and Classy is not used as a base.
USWDS Drupal theme Drupal Brock Fanning
This base theme focuses on tweaking Drupal’s markup so that it will work with the USWDS library. Some CSS is added to deal with unavoidable Drupal quirks, but only as a last resort.
USWDS CKEditor Integration Drupal Stephen Mustgrave
Add USWDS tables and accordions within CKEditor.
USWDS Paragraph Components Drupal Stephen Mustgrave
USWDS components as paragraph bundles. Includes accordion, card, alert, process list, summary box, step indicator, and layout grid options.
uswds-jekyll Jekyll 18F
A Jekyll theme for USWDS.
uswds-simple-sass npm and gulp
This is a simple Node JS-based “starter project” that uses gulp and gulp-sass to power a development workflow for a one-page site that leverages USWDS’ SASS. Note that this is a starter project and not a reusable package.
18f-contrib-web-design-standards npm and node-sass
Brian DeRocher
A node-sass based wrapper of the U.S. Web Design System library.
NuGet web-design-standards NuGet
Abdul Ahad Monty
The NuGet Package has been created to access the library easily from Visual Studio NuGet Package Manager.
uswds-rails Rails gem
This Ruby on Rails gem is not currently maintained.
react-uswds React Truss
A front-end component library aimed at implementing USWDS design patterns in React.
uswds-sf-lightning-community Salesforce Lightning GSA IT (Mark Vogelgesang)
Allows users to toggle between native Salesforce components/functionality along with custom components built using USWDS. Meets GSA’s Guidelines for Digital Presence as well as tenants of 21st Century IDEA. View live implementation at
USWDS WebJar WebJars VJ Kapur
For Java- and JVM-based build tools, such as Maven and Gradle.
Broadcasting Board of Governors WordPress theme WordPress Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
This is not a reusable WordPress theme, but an implementation of USWDS for
Benjamin WordPress
Kyle Jennings
A WordPress theme built with Automattic’s _s, the U.S. Web Design System, and the needs of the people. For additional components and shortcodes, check out the Franklin plugin.
The Standards WordPress
Kyle Laverty
The Standards is a WordPress theme that is based on the U.S. Web Design System.
NASAPress WordPress Brandon Ruffridge
A WordPress theme designed for NASA, built on the Sage starter theme, styled using the U.S. Web Design System. While it currently uses the NASA fork of the U.S. Web Design System, this could be swapped out by changing the dependency in package.json from nasawds to uswds.
tailwindcss-uswds Tailwind CSS plugin Brian Hurst
A Tailwind CSS plugin for adding U.S. Web Design System design tokens to supported Tailwind utilities.