Web design standards
The web design standards supplement the core Hantsweb Digital Principles, focussing on how to build solutions optimised for the web.
- All content and services are designed for the smallest screen first.
- Layouts and behaviours that support physically larger devices are then layered on top, where required.
- All services start with the content.
- Each page or point in a service must be tightly focused to aid task completion.
Built in the open
- We build new services and functionality in the open as much as possible. It helps us test, and it helps us to get feedback early on.
- Failing fast is better than failing late and with no room to change.
- The documentation that makes Hantsweb is delivered by Hantsweb.
- Documentation is genuinely living, reflecting the environment from which it is made.
- All Hantsweb pages should load and be ready to use within 3 seconds – on any device.
- Other assets (multimedia, scripts) can be lazy-loaded, or omitted if non-essential.
Modular ‘atomic’ design
- Designing components and functionality takes priority over designing high-fidelity mock-ups or even wireframes.