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.
Interim Chief Operating Officer Sally Meecham talks about rejoining GDS and reflects on how it has changed and developed over the years, as well as her hopes for the future.
Last month GDS was at TeenTech City 2018 - an event showcasing tech and science careers - where we introduced school pupils to AI through doodling and games of noughts-and-crosses.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has recently come in to promote transparency around the collection, use and storage of data. In this blog post, we speak to some of the many people across GDS who have been involved in preparing for GDPR.
At Sprint 18 last week, Oliver Dowden MP CBE, Minister for Implementation, launched the first competition of the £20 million GovTech Fund. The competition, which will aim to address the Home Office’s ‘Daesh’ challenge, is now open for applications.
The way government thinks about services is changing and so is the way we write guidance for the Service Manual. Here’s what we’ve done so far on our new guidance model and what’s coming up next.
We recently blogged about some changes we were making to our blogs to make sure they meet user needs. We also ran some retro sessions at the end of last year to find out what was working and what wasn’t. Read about what we’ve done so far to address the feedback to make it easier to blog at GDS, and what’s coming up next.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend Sprint 18, make sure you read our live blog from the day. It includes a summary of what happened, photos, videos and tweets.
Sprint 18 is coming up in 1 week – on 10 May. Kevin Cunnington talks about the themes Sprint will focus on, and how they drive our work and our purpose – to help government work better for everyone.
We are introducing a new approach to the spend assurance process for technology and digital services across government. Find out how and why we’re doing this.
This year the UK is implementing the EU Directive on the accessibility of public sector websites and mobile apps. To gather your views, we’ve launched a consultation to help plan how we implement the Directive.