We have created these guidelines to ensure we have a consistent and user-friendly experiences across all of Croydon's digital products.
The guidelines are continuously being updated and improved based on user feedback and data.
Using the guidelines
Each style, component and pattern is published with details of how to use them, along with the Bootstrap code and links to external guidance and user research. This should help you decide whether it’s something you can use or adapt for your service.
You will find a label at the top of each page to help you identify which patterns are currently experimental (being developed), and which have been finalised and made available for use.
ALPHA This is experimental and should not be used yet
BETA This will be available in a future release.
LIVE This is available for use in Drupal or can be replicated on other platforms
Styling and components for developers
Find out about:
- how our interface is styled – get the look and feel of Croydon's digital products, for example colours, page templates and images.
- the component we use – find the reusable parts of the user interface that have been made to support a variety of applications, for example, buttons
Content patterns and our publishing principles
The Croydon Digital Service (CDS) has a team of content designers who work to a core set of content design principles that are based on user research, data, the GOV.UK style guide and Readability guidelines.
Find out about:
- our content design principles – find out how we manage content, work with services and adhere to best practice standards
- how to use our content patterns – these are best practice design solutions for specific user-focused tasks and page types, for example how to link to My Account
Resources for developers
We have a resources section for developers that covers:
- Drupal 8 releases and how to add new components
- front end frameworks for Bootstrap
- theming styles
- heading and footer requirements
See the resources section.