Welcome to developer.virginia.gov

Your Toolbox for Website Modernization

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Developer.virginia.gov is your online source for tools and tips to successfully implement Virginia’s web modernization program.

It soon will house the Commonwealth Design System – a new, overarching style guide to web development, including common templates and design parameters to use with your custom agency content.

This website is a one-stop destination which will include official direction, news and guidance. It’s also your spot to ask questions, make suggestions and find the right contact for help.

Bookmark this site. More content will be added as the program matures. Timelines for procurements, purchases and implementations vary, and many elements are still being finalized. You’ll find them here once completed.

Vision & Strategy


Virginia’s web technologists will create and maintain web-based content for the citizens of the Commonwealth in a manner that is accessible, consistent, creative, and secure.



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To produce a consistent and homogenous appearance for COV web systems across all Commonwealth agency websites 


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To produce web content that is accessible by all citizens of the Commonwealth.


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To establish a sense of authenticity through consistency in domain naming, ensuring citizens that information being provided comes from a trusted source


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To ensure that COV web systems are secure from harm against cybersecurity attacks

Phase One

Implement the New Commonwealth Branding Bar Now

All Virginia government entities should now update this enterprise graphic element at the top of the agency website. This initial action is simple, using pre-configured, fully accessible and responsive code. It should replace any existing top graphic banner on your site.

Its implementation will provide a common element for COV websites, and will immediately benefit citizen users.

Due: Friday, June 30, 2023

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