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Is This The End Of Unsightly Government Websites? We Hope

The Chief Information Officers Council has published a set of Web design standards to simplify and beautify U.S. government sites.

The U.S. government is getting a facelift. On the web, anyway.

Say goodbye to sites like thisthis and this.

The U.S. government now has a set of web design standards to simplify and beautify its sites.

So government websites may start to look a lot alike.

Similar typefaces: Source Sans Pro and Merriweather.

"Flexible, yet distinctly American" colors (read: lots of blue).

And consistent forms (for filling out all those tax documents).

But before you get too excited, you should know these standards aren't mandatory.

So we might still have sites like this.

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