Dave House

Blogs

Voice of the users

Using Twitter and Slack to bring the voice of the users to the organisation.

Posted: 18 April 2019 on UX Collective

Understanding your aircooled Volkswagen engine

If you’ve bought yourself an old Beetle, Split, Bay, Karmann Ghia or even an aircooled Porche, the chances are you’re going to need to do a little bit of maintenance yourself.

Posted: 10 April 2019 on Medium

BEM for everyone else

I’d heard the term Block Element Modifier (BEM) used by many of the frontend developers I’ve worked with over the years. It wasn’t until I started on my current project that I actually needed to understand what it was or what the benefits of using it might be…

Posted: 11 Jan 2019 on Medium

Developing new typography and spacing for GOV.UK Frontend

The Design System team at GDS have updated how typography and spacing is defined in GOV.UK Frontend, the new frontend codebase which will replace Frontend Toolkit and GOV.UK Elements.

Posted: 19 February 2018 on GOV.UK Design Notes

Learning CSS Grid

For the first time, the web has a made for purpose layout system. CSS Grid is no doubt the future of layout on the web. Here’s what I learned in the first week of using it…

Originally posted: 1st September 2016