Adding a ‘show password’ option to GOV.UK accounts looked like a straightforward task, but it was more interesting and complicated than we expected.
Frontend development is a growing role within government, and it’s a vital one, as the work is focused on the parts of government that citizens interact with most often. Iqbal Ahmed, frontend developer at GDS, outlines the main duties of the role.
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.
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.
We take a look at why the GOV.UK Design System changed the element it uses for inputting numbers, making it more accessible and easier to use
In GOV.UK's Modelling Services team we looked at the possibility of using sticky functionality as part of our work with step by step navigation elements. Here’s what we found.
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.
I’ve been at GDS for the last 5 years and I’ve spent most of this time as a technical architect. I’d like to share how we’re tackling some of the biggest technical architecture challenges at the centre of government.
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 …