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Improvements to accordions

Frequent users of the Unversity website may have noticed a visual change to the accordion patterns. We have applied some much needed improvements to the accordion pattern in line with the design methodology of GOV.UK. Problems with the old accordions Use of colour The old accordions used our primary blue as an accent colour. This colour…

19 February 2019Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – version 1.12.0

We have launched version 1.12.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features changes and new options for patterns that will be used on the redesigned research and news sections of the University website. We have also updated the documentation for a number of other patterns.

20 June 2018Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – version 1.11.0

We have launched version 1.11.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features new patterns and changes that will be used on the redesigned research section of the University website. We have also updated the documentation for a number of other patterns.

11 May 2018Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – version 1.9.0

We have launched version 1.9.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features new patterns that will be used on the redesigned news and media centre section of the University website.

26 March 2018Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – version 1.0.0

We have launched version 1.0.0 of the digital pattern library. This is the first fully stable release of the DPL.

3 April 2017Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – navbox and tile grid

This sprint we have added one new pattern and updated the documentation and examples for a number of others. The following is a summary of notable updates.

23 March 2017Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – continuous improvement

This sprint we have focused on making minor updates to the documentation and HTML code of the digital pattern library, following testing of the site with Sitemorse and feedback from content editors in the digital communications team.  The lessons learned from this will enable future patterns to have a more rigorous approach to quality assurance. This…

7 March 2017Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – long-form

We have now updated the ‘long-form’ components of our digital pattern library (DPL). The seven long-form components are used to create longer feature articles such as the “Light Box” story. Having the components clearly defined will make it much easier to implement this in T4 or WordPress and make it faster to create new articles.

21 February 2017Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – streamlining Bootstrap

The digital pattern library is built upon Bootstrap, an HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework that comes with a large number of components. While everything is possible, not everything is permissible which is why we have been focusing on creating patterns that we do endorse using Bootstrap in our library.

7 February 2017Digital pattern library