Read about design principles and resources for UC San Diego web applications.

Design standards are essential in maintaining consistency across all user interfaces at UC San Diego. We provide the Decorator and the Mobile Web Decorator design tools, which implement these standards so the developer can focus on content.

Separating the presentation layer from content allows you to:

  • Achieve a more consistent Web experience
  • Reduce development and maintenance time
  • Allow backward compatibility and validation
  • Increase search engine success
  • Provide graceful degradation
  • Maintain common knowledge