Writing about the work they did in March, David and Robin talk about the benefits of coding in the open.
Robin Whittleton is a frontend developer at GDS, working on GOV.UK Verify.
Over the last year on GOV.UK, we’ve been looking for ways to make our forms easier to use by improving the checkboxes and radio buttons that people need to click on.
GOV.UK gets a lot of visits from people in the UK and further afield. We keep a record of all visits and use this data to support as many users as possible. Deciding which browsers to test We’ll try to …
There seems to be a common belief among front-end developers that progressive enhancement is either old fashioned or has simply been replaced by single page applications. This is a problem of perception. We’d like to explain why we use progressive …
We thought we’d try and explain the approach we’ve adopted to hiring and nurturing the right development skills. We realise it may not be clear to those not part of GDS why we solely advertise for full stack developers but …
We recently updated our browsers and devices list with our current testing recommendations. As a general rule (although there are of course exceptions) we recommend testing pages and services against the top 95% of browsers used to access GOV.UK. This …
Recently we talked about resizing checkboxes and radios; I thought I’d give a quick update as to what happened next.
At GDS we’re always looking for ways to make our pages easier for anyone to use. One particular area that comes up in user research is the difficulty people have with clicking on small checkboxes or radio buttons in forms. Our …
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