Components

Phase banner

Use the phase banner component to show users your service is still being worked on.

<div class="govuk-phase-banner">
  <p class="govuk-phase-banner__content"><strong class="govuk-tag govuk-phase-banner__content__tag ">
  alpha
</strong>
    <span class="govuk-phase-banner__text">
      This is a new service – your
      <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.
    </span>
  </p>
</div>
Nunjucks macro options

Use options to customise the appearance, content and behaviour of a component when using a macro, for example, changing the text.

Some options are required for the macro to work; these are marked as "Required" in the option description.

If you're using Nunjucks macros in production with "html" options, or ones ending with "html", you must sanitise the HTML to protect against cross-site scripting exploits.

Primary options
Name Type Description
text string Required. If html is set, this is not required. Text to use within the phase banner. If html is provided, the text argument will be ignored.
html string Required. If text is set, this is not required. HTML to use within the phase banner. If html is provided, the text argument will be ignored.
tag object Options for the tag component. See tag.
classes string Classes to add to the phase banner container.
attributes object HTML attributes (for example data attributes) to add to the phase banner container.
{% from "phase-banner/macro.njk" import govukPhaseBanner %}
{{ govukPhaseBanner({
  tag: {
    text: "alpha"
  },
  html: 'This is a new service – your <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.'
}) }}

When to use this component

You must use the phase banner component if your service is still being developed and is hosted on the service.gov.uk subdomain. Use an alpha banner when your service is in alpha, and a beta banner if your service is in private or public beta.

How it works

Your banner must be directly under the black GOV.UK header and colour bar.

There are 2 ways to use the phase banner component. You can use HTML or, if you are using Nunjucks or the GOV.UK Prototype Kit, you can use the Nunjucks macro.

<div class="govuk-phase-banner">
  <p class="govuk-phase-banner__content"><strong class="govuk-tag govuk-phase-banner__content__tag ">
  alpha
</strong>
    <span class="govuk-phase-banner__text">
      This is a new service – your
      <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.
    </span>
  </p>
</div>
Nunjucks macro options

Use options to customise the appearance, content and behaviour of a component when using a macro, for example, changing the text.

Some options are required for the macro to work; these are marked as "Required" in the option description.

If you're using Nunjucks macros in production with "html" options, or ones ending with "html", you must sanitise the HTML to protect against cross-site scripting exploits.

Primary options
Name Type Description
text string Required. If html is set, this is not required. Text to use within the phase banner. If html is provided, the text argument will be ignored.
html string Required. If text is set, this is not required. HTML to use within the phase banner. If html is provided, the text argument will be ignored.
tag object Options for the tag component. See tag.
classes string Classes to add to the phase banner container.
attributes object HTML attributes (for example data attributes) to add to the phase banner container.
{% from "phase-banner/macro.njk" import govukPhaseBanner %}
{{ govukPhaseBanner({
  tag: {
    text: "alpha"
  },
  html: 'This is a new service – your <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.'
}) }}
<div class="govuk-phase-banner">
  <p class="govuk-phase-banner__content"><strong class="govuk-tag govuk-phase-banner__content__tag ">
  beta
</strong>
    <span class="govuk-phase-banner__text">
      This is a new service – your
      <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.
    </span>
  </p>
</div>
Nunjucks macro options

Use options to customise the appearance, content and behaviour of a component when using a macro, for example, changing the text.

Some options are required for the macro to work; these are marked as "Required" in the option description.

If you're using Nunjucks macros in production with "html" options, or ones ending with "html", you must sanitise the HTML to protect against cross-site scripting exploits.

Primary options
Name Type Description
text string Required. If html is set, this is not required. Text to use within the phase banner. If html is provided, the text argument will be ignored.
html string Required. If text is set, this is not required. HTML to use within the phase banner. If html is provided, the text argument will be ignored.
tag object Options for the tag component. See tag.
classes string Classes to add to the phase banner container.
attributes object HTML attributes (for example data attributes) to add to the phase banner container.
{% from "phase-banner/macro.njk" import govukPhaseBanner %}
{{ govukPhaseBanner({
  tag: {
    text: "beta"
  },
  html: 'This is a new service – your <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.'
}) }}

Use a ‘feedback’ link to collect on-page feedback about your service. This can open an email or take the user to a dedicated page or form. Whatever option you use, make sure that users do not lose their place in the service and can return to the page they were on.

Find out what feedback you need to collect at each phase in the Service Manual.

Research on this component

If you’ve used this component, get in touch to share your user research findings.

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question, idea or suggestion share it in #govuk-design-system on cross-government Slack (open in app) or email the Design System team on govuk-design-system-support@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

Discuss ‘Phase banner’ on GitHub