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HHS Standards, Guidelines & Guidance

Standards are issued through the HHS Web Council. They apply to all Department Web sites (Operating and Staff Divisions, internal and external) whether owned by HHS or operated on behalf of HHS.

All sites should be designed around users, how they act and react, and the tasks they are trying to complete. Standards help to ensure consistency across Web sites and applications.


Standards have been issued in the following categories.

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Guidelines & Guidance