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Why the GOV.UK Design System team changed the input type for numbers

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  1. mat
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    The GDS team are amazing at what they do. Few, if any, websites even approach the accessibility and usability levels of gov.uk and associated sites. I have a friend who worked on some of their...

    The GDS team are amazing at what they do. Few, if any, websites even approach the accessibility and usability levels of gov.uk and associated sites.

    I have a friend who worked on some of their stuff, she had to take the old copy and rewrite it with a target reading age of 9 years old, getting the information across using as few words and with as much clarity as possible.

    10 votes
  2. sron
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    Found this link in one of the comments there. Interesting that Firefox has supported it since 2013 by enabling a flag but it's never been enabled by default. Any reason for this? Checking...

    Found this link in one of the comments there. Interesting that Firefox has supported it since 2013 by enabling a flag but it's never been enabled by default. Any reason for this?

    Checking about:config on Android, the flag isn't enabled on the latest Firefox Beta (fennec) but is enabled on Preview (fenix) so it looks like that could be changing soon.

    2 votes
  3. ThatFanficGuy
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    Great attention to detail, and a great deal of care for something that's most often relegated to being "on the user end".

    Great attention to detail, and a great deal of care for something that's most often relegated to being "on the user end".