Since 2012, we’ve taken nearly 2,000 government websites and combined them into a single site. But over these last 7 years, both technology and user expectations have changed in profound ways. In this post, Jen Allum talks about the next big phase of GOV.UK.
Blogposts about the development and iteration of the GOV.UK website. You can also find info for GOV.UK publishers on our Inside GOV.UK blog, and for organisations moving to GOV.UK on our transition blog.
Listen to this month’s episode of the GDS podcast to hear about the award winning step by step work on GOV.UK. Kate Ivey-Williams and Sam Dub, from the GOV.UK team, explain why and how the navigation was created, and its impact on users.
As GOV.UK marks its sixth birthday, we look at how step by step navigation on the site is making things better for users.
The outgoing head of GOV.UK, talks about his time at GDS, the successes and challenges, and what the future holds for the nation’s website.
With almost a quarter of all search queries on Android devices currently spoken, here's more detail on the work we've been doing to meet the emerging needs of voice assistant users and make government more accessible.
We're not huge fans of PDFs on GOV.UK. We hope this post will help publishers explain to colleagues the problems with using them and support moving towards an HTML-first culture.
Head of GOV.UK Neil Williams talks about the work that's been happening to future proof the government's content, including keeping up with new technologies and turning to robots to help.
Being agile doesn’t mean simply installing a methodology and then religiously sticking to that methodology. A little while ago we learned that we had a few challenges with GOV.UK delivery. So we had to adapt our approach. Here’s what we did and what we learned.
Doing complex tasks like ‘starting a business’ or ‘learning to drive’ means users have to find lots of different pieces of content and interact with government lots of times. We’ve been working to take all these bits and pieces and build them into a coherent service journey, which will be displayed on a single page.
Five years ago, with agencies and other departments, GDS took 2,000 government sites and turned them into a single publishing platform. In this blog post, people inside and outside GDS tell us what GOV.UK means to them.