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 the Design System, they should give your team a strong foundation to work from.

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Name Distribution Author or maintainer Notes
django-designstandards Django Paul Tagliamonte (USDS) This package provides access to the Design System in Django applications.
django-uswds-forms Django 18F This package provides Django Forms integration with the Design System.
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-jekyll Jekyll 18F A Jekyll theme for the Design System.
uswds-simple-sass npm and gulp 18F 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 the Design System’ 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 18F This Ruby on Rails gem is not currently maintained.
us_web_design_standards gem Ruby gem 18F This gem has been deprecated in favor of the Rails gem. Please let us know if you’d like to adopt it.
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 the Design System 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.