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21 February 2024: We’ve released GOV.UK Frontend v5.2.0
This release adjusts our responsive type scale, which is available behind a feature flag. The type scale change is to make text easier to read on smaller screens. We’ve also deprecated the
Read the full release notes to see what’s changed.
Principles we follow
The GOV.UK Design System helps teams that work on government services follow the Government Design Principles and GOV.UK Service Manual. This website also follows the style guide and content design guidance used by GOV.UK.
Our accessibility strategy outlines our principles and work to improve accessibility within the GOV.UK Design System.
The GOV.UK Design System is for everyone that works on government services, with a strong community sitting behind it. It brings together the latest research, design and development from across government to make sure it’s representative and relevant for its users.
You can help improve the Design System by joining our discussions, events and co-design collaborations.
Also see upcoming components and patterns we're working on and how you can help.
The GOV.UK Design System is maintained by a team at the Government Digital Service. If you’ve got a question, idea or suggestion, you can contact the team.
See what the Design System team at GDS is planning to work on over the next 12 months in the GOV.UK Design System Roadmap.