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HHS Web Standards and Usability Guidelines

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Save time and avoid problems by following HHS standards and applying best practices for content, design, and usability.
  • HHS Web Standards apply to all HHS/OS websites—including all Staff Division and Secretarial Priority websites, whether aimed at internal or external audiences. These standards may be followed or adopted by OPDIVs.
  • Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines, compiled by HHS after extensive research and review, reflect best practices that ensure sites are easy to use.