https://designnotes.blog.gov.uk/2014/03/21/bank-holidays-page-iteration/

Bank holidays page iteration

Desktop thoughts

  • Use GOV.UK brand colour to highlight information. Preserve green for success outcomes of services.
  • Remove related links that dominate page as before. Only two links, now quieter but still prominent. They are of secondary importance, so experimenting with no underlines...
  • Remove tabs, don't test well in existing incarnation.
  • Make territory links very clear.
  • Lead with most popular territory.
  • Move calendar link to right to show more content. (not underlined, secondary importance).
  • Change table head, no background, border or boxiness.
  • Table row zebra less high contrast.

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Mobile thoughts

  • Show most popular territory first, scroll for others.
  • Collapse past and future bank holiday date tables, they are a less important need.
  • No calendar link. Currently broken on mobile and arguably less needed in this context.
  • Breadcrumb trail stripped back just to category this item lives in. Bring more content in to view.

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2 comments

  1. Gambo

    I quite often spend some of my free time reading blogs looking for interesting content. I have read this write-up twice and I still don't fully understand what it is you are trying to say. Never the less, and quite weirdly, I enjojed reading it.

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  2. Guy Moorhouse

    Hi Gambo,
    Thanks for your comment.
    Sorry if this post is not very clear — probably not very helpful in that it's very concise being a bulleted list and is written in language that presupposes a bit of knowledge of the problem.

    The post is essentially outlining proposed layout and structural design changes to the bank holidays page (https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays) on GOV.UK. We're rethinking how this page is presented to better help users find the information they are looking for.
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks, Guy.

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