CLF 4.0 Draft Guidelines

The Government Information Center is piloting a new Common Look and Feel (CLF) with the latest 4.0 version.

We are working together with agency representatives and DTI to gather feedback on the draft guidelines.

CLF Version 4.0 is different than previous releases in that:

  1. Applications have their own treatment in Common Look and Feel. Instead of releasing a zip file, we are outlining guidelines, preferences, and extending an open invitation to work with GIC on your UX for applications.
  2. More flexibility with design and organization of agency websites. We have outlined what is changeable versus what is not in this document.
  3. Guidelines, not a zip file. The draft document outlines design preferences rather than giving agencies the raw code. We intend to work collaboratively with each agency on a custom design.

We want to hear from you!

Please contact us at with any feedback you have on the draft guideline version. All feedback will be routed to the CLF 4.0 Workgroup.

Can’t wait to get Common Look and Feel 4.0? You can get started now to prepare for CLF 4.0 redesigns. Contact us to get on the docket, and begin to take steps to help us out.

 Take a look at the recently launched CLF 4.0 pilot projects.

Picture of Governor John Carney's CLF 4 website

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