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Phase banner #57

govuk-design-system opened this Issue Jan 12, 2018 · 5 comments


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govuk-design-system commented Jan 12, 2018

Use this issue to discuss this component in the GOV.UK Design System.

@govuk-design-system govuk-design-system created this issue from a note in GOV.UK Design System Community Backlog (In progress) Jan 12, 2018

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timpaul commented Feb 15, 2018

There's some evidence here from the GOV.UK Notify team that the beta banner can cause confusion and even put some people off using their service: alphagov/notifications-admin#1838


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36degrees commented Feb 15, 2018

Worth noting that they weren't using the beta banner, just the beta tag – as per the product page example.

A traditional beta banner might have been fine. It possibly is evidence that that the tag by itself isn't working, though.

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jbuller commented Feb 8, 2019

It would be useful to have clarity on whether the phase banner (and breadcrumb)s should be inside the main element or not. (I'd say outside)
The Start page pattern on the Design System has it above

However for example has it inside the main element,
This means the Skip to content link only cuts out about half the points of keyboard focus it would otherwise.


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dashouse commented Feb 11, 2019

@jbuller @stevenaproctor Hi, you'll find this implemented in many different ways across GOV.UK sites as they were all made at different times. If you're using the GOV.UK Design System / GOV.UK Frontend then this page on the design system clarifies the structure of the page we intend people to use


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jbuller commented Feb 11, 2019

Thanks for the pointer.
I'd say it should be clearer on the phase banner page, or link to where it is clarified.
I didn't even find the page you highlighted when I was searching.
Actually, only the 'Customised page template' section of next page has the phase banner html in the larger context, above main element

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