This roadmap shows what we’re working on and planning to do.
Some things on the roadmap might change — the purpose is to tell you what’s coming up and help service teams prepare and plan their own work.
See our GitHub team board for more details on our plans and day-to-day activities.
Last updated 24 August 2023.
- launched a call for speakers at our 2-day conference, Design System Day 2023
- recommended changes to validation rules that make it easier for users to input dates (thanks to Frankie Roberto)
- recommended not using a
maxlengthattribute on text inputs (thanks to beeps)
- released GOV.UK Frontend v4.7.0, which includes visual improvements to some components
- published the Exit this page component
- published an accessibility strategy for the GOV.UK Design System
- released the Summary card variant
Working on now
We’re working on GOV.UK Frontend v5.0 which includes:
- updating our browser support, including removing support for Internet Explorer 8 to 10 and reducing support for Internet Explorer 11
- removing support for compatibility mode
- enabling new link styles by default
- updating the crown
- making it easier for teams to share their findings from user research
- updating the components, patterns and styles to be compliant with WCAG 2.2
- making it easier for teams to understand what’s changed in WCAG 2.2 and what they need to do
- running more workshops on accessibility
- organising Design System Day 2023
- updating the typographic scale, including increasing the minimum text size on mobile
Coming up next
We’re getting ready to:
- add the Show password component to the Design System (thanks to Andy Sellick)
- improve the way we organise technical documentation on the website
- start working on the next pattern, Navigation
- run a discovery to understand how the Design System might better support teams on what they’re building today and in the future
We plan to:
If you’ve got a question about the GOV.UK Design System, contact the team.