Adding a ‘show password’ option to GOV.UK accounts looked like a straightforward task, but it was more interesting and complicated than we expected.
The cross-government form-building community has grown to over 130 people and is developing resources to improve how forms are developed and used.
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.
The GOV.UK Design System team at GDS has rewritten developer documentation for GOV.UK Frontend. Here’s what the team did, including how it identified what needed improving and how it tested the new content.
GOV.UK Pay now offers the ability to show users pages in Welsh. We take a look at the technical details and how this will help us add more language support in the future.
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.
The GOV.UK Verify team has changed the way its frontend is deployed. We take a deep dive into the technical challenges and how the load balancing changes give users a better experience.
Writing about the work they did in March, David and Robin talk about the benefits of coding in the open.