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Notes and updates on projects being developed across government teams

  1. Ideas for digital public works

    Some thoughts on digital platforms and services that would be helpful for cross-government teams.

  2. Building useful tools

    Thoughts on what it takes to make something other teams will use

  3. Releasing the Rails libraries for version 5 of the GOV.UK Design System

    Notes on how the Rails libraries for the GOV.UK Design System are developed and the work required to support version 5

  4. Measuring how government services are using GOV.UK Frontend

    How I wrote a script to detect which versions of GOV.UK Frontend different government services are using

  5. Notes from Design System Day 2023

    What I learned at the conference, and the talk I gave about contributing to design systems.

  6. How to use cross-government Slack

    Tips on how to join and make the most of the cross-government Slack workspace.

  7. Rapidly prototype with data using this set of helpful template filters

    Introducing a plugin for the GOV.UK Prototype Kit that adds a helpful collection of Nunjucks template filters. Rapidly modify and transform data while ensuring it follows the GOV.UK style guide.

  8. Maintaining a list of GOV.UK services

    Why the community has built a list of over 400 digital UK government services, including links to source code and service assessments, and how you can contribute.

  9. Why I contribute to the GOV.UK Design System (and why you should too)

    How I helped to publish a pattern for confirming a phone number, and ways in which you can contribute to the GOV.UK Design System too.

  10. Write documentation using Markdown and publish it using GOV.UK styles

    The GOV.UK Eleventy Plugin makes it easy to start writing documentation rather than spend time building a website for it.

  11. An introduction to X-GOVUK

    What the “X” in “X-GOVUK” stands for.