A dedicated frontend developer will make your website faster, more accessible and easier to use. This post looks at what frontend development is, and why you should hire someone in that role now.
Matt Hobbs, GDS, Head of Frontend
We’ve enabled HTTP/2 on GOV.UK to help improve the site’s performance. Here we look at what HTTP/2 is, how it improves performance, and the impact it has had on our users.
The Government Digital Service recently updated guidance on frontend performance. We focus heavily on improving web performance as GOV.UK is accessed from various devices and connectivity. Here’s why you need to focus on it too.
We changed the way fonts load on GOV.UK to speed up loading times on old devices with slow connection speeds.
Service team developers no longer need to test on Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 (old versions of IE) when following our ‘designing for different browsers and devices’ guidance.
We update our browser testing recommendations in the Service Manual every 6 months. Samsung Internet is the latest addition to our list to test your service in.
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- Introducing the government’s Chief Technology Officer Council 30 November 2021
- Creating a new sustainability point for the Technology Code of Practice 10 November 2021
- A new standard of testing for GOV.UK 8 October 2021