Guidance and principles

Here you will find guidance on what, why and how.

This is a collection of how-tos and best practice when building for the Visual Framework and its users.

Browser support

We focus support on major browsers in use by 95%+ of our audiences, and we ensure the site is navigable and usable by the remaining 5%.

Component types

We use a variation of the atomic design methodology: elements, blocks, and containers.

Components are part of patterns

Think of components as lego blocks you can use to build the look and content of your sites. Think of patterns as assembled packages of behaviour.

Content guidelines

Unique to the web are certain types of content that support user interaction.

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