All technology used on the Beta is open source and well supported. A ‘boring is better’ approach has been…Read more on 6. Evaluate what tools and systems will be used to build, host, operate and measure the service, and how to procure them.
The ONS website sits outside of the GOV.UK ‘brand’ and as such has design patterns and user experience requirements separate…Read more on 13. Build a service consistent with the user experience of the rest of GOV.UK including using the design patterns and style guide.
All of our code is either based on existing open source libraries or is released itself under an open…Read more on 8. Make all new source code open and reusable, and publish it under appropriate licences
The team works according to agile methods without being slavish to a particular methodology. We tend to talk about small…Read more on 4. Build the service using the agile, iterative and user-centred methods set out in the manual
In the spirit of the tenth GDS design principle I am planning to share a series of blogposts over…Read more on Open approach to Service Assessment
This is a presentation I have been giving internally as a status update for the ONS Beta website project and…Read more on Beta project update
“The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain when, on 4 November 1839,…Read more on Sprintnote: Chartism and table service
One of the more unusual challenges we wanted to tackle on the alpha and now as we move towards the beta is…Read more on Explaining what you don’t do?
…and we’re back. Sorry for the radio silence but now the election is over we can return to our policy…Read more on [sprintnote] Catchup.
South by South West Interactive takes place in Austin, Texas every March and with almost 40,000 attendees is generally regarded…Read more on ONS Digital @ SXSW