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Edd S
July 26, 2013

Using Sass on GOV.UK

Talk given at Front-end London: http://www.frontendlondon.co.uk/

Responsive design might be easy enough for a small blog but how does it scale to a large government website? At GOV.UK we have managed to create a responsive site powered by over 18,000 lines of Sass. Learn how we scale our CSS approach to work across numerous teams while giving a coherent experience.

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  1. Edd Sowden
    Front-end Developer
    Government Digital Service
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    Justine Greening: Global trade can help us end the need for
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    New UK support to boost trade in Africa
    Foreign Office Minister condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Darfur
    The Duke of York visits troops in Helmand
    Royal Town Planning Institute planning convention 2013
    Mosaic wins Big Society Award: 6,000 young people to be mentored this
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    Pakistan elections: Supporting women
    to cast their vote
    Organisation: Department for International Development
    Published:
    Policy: Improving the lives of girls and women in the world's poorest countries
    World location: Pakistan
    Worldwide organisation: DFID Pakistan
    Series: Case studies
    Kausar, 25, will vote for the first time in
    the elections. Picture: DFID Pakistan
    The 2013 general elections are a significant landmark in Pakistan’s history
    – marking the first transition of power from one democratic government to
    the next. This is also an important year for Pakistan’s women – 100,000 of
    whom will be voting for the first time thanks to the UK government’s
    Support for Transparency, Accountability and Electoral processes
    (STAEP) programme, which is being delivered by The Free and Fair
    Elections Network (FAFEN) and The Asia Foundation (TAF).
    Kausar, 25, is one such voter. In the previous elections, Kausar could not
    vote because she did not have a Computerised National Identity Card
    (CNIC) and her family did not allow her to.
    “I wanted to vote last time. It is our right and it is important that we
    exercise it for the betterment of the country, our children and to ensure the
    best candidates are elected,” Kausar said.
    British aid is helping 100,000 Pakistani women register to vote for the first time - giving
    them the choice to have their say on who represents them
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    Fee remissions for the courts and
    tribunals
    Organisation: Ministry of Justice
    Updated:
    Detail The objective of these reform proposals is to create a single system of fee
    remissions (waivers) for all fee paying courts and tribunals which is simple to
    use, more cost efficient and better targeted to those who need it the most.
    The consultation is aimed at groups and individuals who have an interest in
    access to justice in the civil courts in England and Wales, a range of
    tribunals which operate in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland,
    the UK wide Gender Recognition Panel and the UK Supreme Court.
    This consultation ran between 18 April 2013 and 16 May 2013
    We are analysing your responses
    Visit this page again soon to download the outcome to this public feedback.
    Documents
    30 April 2013
    Fee remissions for the courts and tribunals
    This consultation sets our proposals for reform of the fee remissions
    system for courts and tribunal services, which ensures access to justice is
    maintained for those individuals on lower incomes.
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    Options for a new Lower Thames
    Crossing
    Organisation: Department for Transport
    Published:
    Policy: Managing, improving and investing in the road network
    Series: Lower Thames Crossing
    This consultation closes on
    16 July 2013
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    Detail This consultation is designed to gather views on the preferred location for
    additional road-based river crossing capacity in the Lower Thames area.
    Responses to this consultation will form part of the evidence base that
    government will use to make a decision on where to locate a new crossing.
    The location options considered are:
    option A: at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing
    option B: connecting the A2 with the A1089
    option C: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions
    29 and 30
    option C variant: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between
    junctions 29 and 30, and additionally widening the A229 between the M2
    and the M20
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    Re-use option for managing our
    plutonium stocks
    Organisation: Department of Energy & Climate Change
    Updated:
    Policies: Managing the use and disposal of radioactive and nuclear substances
    and waste + 1 other
    We gathered responses to this consultation between 28 May 2012 and 20 August 2012
    Download the consultation outcome
    13 May 2013
    A consultation response on the proposed
    justification process for the reuse of plutonium
    The Government’s preferred option for managing the UK plutonium
    stockpile, reuse as Mixed Oxide fuel (MOX) was set out in the Government
    response to the consultation on the long-term management of UK
    plutonium published on 13 May 2013.
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    Operations in Afghanistan
    Corporal William Savage, Fusilier
    Samuel Flint and Private Robert
    Hetherington killed in Afghanistan
    Organisation: Ministry of Defence
    Updated:
    Field of operation: Afghanistan


    The soldiers were part of a patrol travelling along Route 611 between
    Forward Operating Base Ouellette and Patrol Base Lashkar Gah Durai in
    the Nahr-e Saraj district when their vehicle was struck by an improvised
    explosive device. They were evacuated by air to the military hospital at
    Camp Bastion, where it was confirmed that they had been killed in action.
    Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said:
    I was deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of these soldiers, each
    highly praised and respected by their colleagues and commanders. It is
    clear from the tributes paid to them that they were exceptional men who
    served their country with distinction. My thoughts go out to the families
    and friends of these brave men at this very difficult time.”
    Brigadier Rupert Jones, Commander of Task Force Helmand, said:
    The loss of these 3 brave Scottish soldiers comes as a great blow to
    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Corporal William
    Savage and Fusilier Samuel Flint, both from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland,
    and Private Robert Hetherington, from 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, died of
    injuries sustained in Afghanistan on Tuesday 30 April 2013.
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    British fatalities
    Operations in Afghanistan
    Field of operation
    UK forces are deployed to Afghanistan in support of the UN-authorised,
    NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as
    part of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Since 2003 UK
    operations in Afghanistan have been conducted under the name Operation
    HERRICK.
    British fatalities in Afghanistan
    It is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the
    following fatalities suffered during operations in Afghanistan.
    As at 30 April 2013, a total of 444 British forces personnel or MOD
    civilians have died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations
    in October 2001.
    Of these, 401 were killed as a result of hostile action.
    43 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries
    or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death
    pending the outcome of an investigation. The balance of these figures may
    change as inquests are concluded.
    Fatalities
    Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Sam Flint and Private Robert Hetherington, all serving
    with 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were killed when their vehicle was
    struck by an improvised explosive device whilst on a routine patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj
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    How can I get involved?
    Where can I find out more?
    If you work in the public sector, you may be able to
    set up a public service mutual.
    What is it?
    Public service mutuals are organisations that have left the public sector but
    continue delivering public services. Employee control plays a significant
    role in their operation.
    There are many forms of mutual. You might think of major employee-owned
    businesses like John Lewis or building societies such as Nationwide which
    are fully or majority owned by their members. But mutuals can also be co-
    operatives or social enterprises.
    Mutuals are free from government control and help their staff deliver and
    improve their services as they know best.
    Mutuals let dedicated public servants combine their passion for helping
    others with their desire to provide world-class services, and share in the
    rewards of success.
    How can I get involved?
    Setting up a public service mutual may be for you if you’re working in the
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    Introduction
    Take the tour
    Origins and Early Inhabitants
    The Emergence of Downing Street
    Pelham to Pitt
    Fall and Rise of Number 10
    Number 10 at War
    Restoration and Modernisation
    A Place of Entertainment
    Installations at Number 10 Timeline
    Larry, Chief Mouser to the
    Cabinet Office
    Introduction – by Dr Anthony Seldon
    10 Downing Street, the locale of British prime ministers since 1735, vies with
    the White House as being the most important political building anywhere in
    the world in the modern era. Behind its black door have been taken the
    most important decisions affecting Britain for the last 275 years.
    In the 20th century alone, the First and Second World Wars were directed
    from within it, as were the key decisions about the end of the empire, the
    building of the British nuclear bomb, the handling of economic crises from
    the Great Depression in 1929 to the great recession of today, and the
    building up of the welfare state.
    Some of the most famous political figures of modern history have lived and
    worked in Number 10, including Robert Walpole, Pitt the Younger, Benjamin
    Disraeli, William Gladstone, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and
    Margaret Thatcher.
    Number 10 has 3 overlapping functions. It is the official residence of the
    British Prime Minister: it is their office, and it is also the place where the
    Prime Minister entertains guests from Her Majesty The Queen to presidents
    of the United States and other world leaders. The Prime Minister hosts
    countless receptions and events for a whole range of British and overseas
    guests, with charitable receptions high up the list.
    The building is much larger than it appears from its frontage. The hall with
    the chequered floor immediately behind the front door lets on to a warren of
    rooms and staircases. The house in Downing Street was joined to a more
    spacious and elegant building behind it in the late 18th century. Number 10
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    Edward Frederick Lindley
    Wood, Viscount Halifax
    1938 to 1940
    Sir Austen Chamberlain
    1924 to 1929
    George Nathaniel
    Curzon, Marquess
    of Kedleston
    1919 to 1924
    Sir Edward Grey,
    Viscount Grey
    of Fallodon
    1905 to 1916
    Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice,
    Marquess of Lansdowne
    1900 to 1905
    Robert Cecil, Marquess
    of Salisbury
    1878 to 1880, 1885 to 1886,
    1887 to 1892 and 1895 to 1900
    George Leveson Gower,
    Earl Granville
    1851 to 1852, 1870 to 1874
    and 1880 to 1885
    George Hamilton
    Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen
    1828 to 1830 and 1841 to 1846
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    James Callaghan
    Harold Wilson
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    Harold Macmillan
    Sir Anthony Eden
    Sir Winston Churchill
    Clement Attlee
    Neville Chamberlain
    Stanley Baldwin
    James Ramsay MacDonald
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    Gordon Brown
    Labour 2007 to 2010
    Tony Blair
    Labour 1997 to 2007
    19th century
    Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
    3rd Marquess of
    Salisbury
    Conservative 1895 to 1902
    Archibald Primrose 5th
    Earl of Rosebery
    Liberal 1894 to 1895
    18th century
    William Pitt 'The
    Younger'
    Tory 1783 to 1801
    William Bentinck Duke
    of Portland
    Whig 1783 to 1783
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    Why is history important?
    Governments are remembered for their leaders and the course they set for
    their country. The British government has a long and fascinating history,
    and exploring its past can help us understand how it is run today.
    The information here provides a starting point for research. It includes
    objective factual content and research carried out by independent and civil
    service historians.
    Thomas Shotter Boys – A View of the Horse
    Guards from Whitehall. Government Art
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    Notable people
    You can find out about the life and achievements of
    those who have led the government as Prime Minister,
    alongside those who have held the roles of Chancellor
    and Foreign Secretary.
    - Prime Ministers
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    Deputy Prime Minister and
    Lord President of the Council
    Organisations: Cabinet Office and Deputy Prime Minister's Office
    Current role holder: The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
    Responsibilities
    The Deputy Prime Minister is the deputy head of the UK government,
    supporting the Prime Minister on the full range of government policy and
    initiatives.
    Within government, the Deputy Prime Minister also has responsibility for:
    implementing the government’s strategy to increase social mobility
    overseeing the government’s drive to rebalance the economy
    leading the government’s political and constitutional reform agenda
    chairing the Home Affairs Committee, co-chairing the Coalition
    Committee and deputy-chairing the National Security Council
    building strategic relationships in Europe and across the world
    Current role holder:
    The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
    Nick Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Privy
    Council in May 2010. He is the MP for Sheffield Hallam.
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    David Cameron MP
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    The Rt Hon
    Nick Clegg MP
    Deputy Prime Minister and Lord
    President of the Council
    The Rt Hon
    William Hague MP
    First Secretary of State, Secretary
    of State for Foreign and
    Commonwealth Affairs
    The Rt Hon
    George Osborne MP
    Chancellor of the Exchequer
    The Rt Hon
    Danny Alexander MP
    Chief Secretary to the Treasury
    The Rt Hon
    Theresa May MP
    Secretary of State for the Home
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    The Rt Hon
    Philip Hammond MP
    Secretary of State for Defence
    The Rt Hon
    Dr Vince Cable MP
    Secretary of State for Business,
    Innovation and Skills and President
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    Consultation on location of new
    Thames crossing
    Organisation: Department for Transport
    Published:
    Policy: Managing, improving and investing in the road network
    Minister: Stephen Hammond MP
    Series: Lower Thames Crossing
    Plans for a new Lower Thames crossing to reduce congestion and boost
    growth were put forward today (21 May 2013) by Roads Minister Stephen
    Hammond.
    The consultation is the first step in deciding on the location of a new lower
    Thames road crossing. The government has put forward 3 options to tackle
    the current congestion and capacity issues plaguing motorists in the area
    on a daily basis.
    The 3 possible options are:
    option A: at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing
    option B: connecting the A2 Swanscombe Peninsula with the A1089
    option C: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between
    junctions 29 and 30
    the variant to option C would additionally widen the A229 between the
    M2 and M20
    Roads Minister Stephen Hammond said:
    The government has put forward 3 options for tackling congestion and capacity issues in the
    lower Thames area.
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    Defence Equipment and Support
    28 June 2013 — News story
    Aft island of Queen Elizabeth
    carrier in place
    The aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth has been
    lowered into place by Aircraft Carrier Alliance
    workers at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife.
    27 June 2013 — News story
    Third Joint Strike Fighter for the
    UK arrives
    The third of the UK's F-35 short take-off and
    vertical landing Lightning II aircraft has arrived at
    Eglin US Air Force Base in Florida.
    20 June 2013 — News story
    Royal Navy's new 'eye in the sky'
    UK warships are to benefit from a new
    surveillance capability as part of a £30 million
    contract signed by MOD.
    20 June 2013 — News story
    Defence exports largest increase in
    5 years
    British defence exports rose by 62% in 2012 – the
    largest increase for 5 years.
    20 June 2013 — News story
    Defence equipment event reflects
    operational changes
    This year's Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD)
    event illustrates the step-change being
    experienced by the UK's Armed Forces as they
    published 12 July 2013 News story
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    When we ask you for personal information, we promise to:
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    only ask for what we need, and not to collect too much or irrelevant
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    protect it and make sure nobody has access to it who shouldn’t
    let you know if we share it with other organisations to give you better
    public services - and whether you can say no
    make sure we don’t keep it longer than necessary
    We won’t make your personal information available for commercial use
    without your permission.
    In return, we ask you to:
    give us accurate information
    tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes, such as a new
    address.
    This helps us to keep your information reliable and up to date.
    You can get more details on:
    how to find out what information we hold about you and how to ask us to
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    We work to move decision-making power from central
    government to local councils. This helps put
    communities in charge of planning, increases
    accountability and helps citizens to see how their
    money is being spent.
    Responsibilities
    We are responsible for:
    supporting local government by giving them the power to act for their
    community - without interference from central government
    helping communities and neighbourhoods to solve their own problems so
    neighbourhoods are strong, attractive and thriving
    working with local enterprise partnerships and enterprise zones to help
    the private sector grow
    making the planning system work more efficiently and effectively
    supporting local fire and rescue authorities so that they’re able to
    respond to emergencies and reduce the number and impact of fires
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    In 2012 to 2013, our priorities will be:
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    bringing new business and jobs to their areas
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    My Community Rights
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    Statistics at DCLG
    12 July 2013 — News story
    Help to Buy surging ahead
    with 7,000 reservations
    The Help to Buy equity loan is an
    instant hit, with almost 7,000
    reservations in the first 3 months.
    11 July 2013 — Press release
    UK holds first memorial day for the
    victims of the Srebrenica genocide
    11 July 2013 — Press release
    Enterprise zones investment grows
    to over a billion pounds
    9 July 2013 — Press release
    £4.3 million boost to put
    communities in control
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    Organisation: Department for Transport
    Updated:
    The government has launched a consultation on location options for a new
    Lower Thames Crossing on 21 May 2013.
    You can find out more through this page or by attending one of the
    following public information events being held next month in the Lower
    Thames area (a new event in Basildon has now been added):
    Thursday 13 June, Dartford Library, Central Park, Dartford, Kent, DA1
    1EU, from 2pm to 8pm
    Saturday 15 June, Grays Library, Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5DX,
    from 10am to 5pm
    Monday 17 June, Chadwell Information Centre, Brentwood Road,
    Chadwell St Mary, Grays, Essex, RM16 4JP, from 2pm to 7pm
    Thursday 20 June, Bluewater (Thames Walk at the entrance to the
    plaza), Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST, from 10am to 9pm
    Friday 21 June, Lakeside (level two near the customer service desk),
    West Thurrock Way, Grays, Essex, RM20 2ZP, from 10am to 10pm
    Saturday 22 June, Gravesend Library, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent,
    DA12 1BE, from 9am to 5pm
    Monday 24 June, Basildon District Council, Basildon Centre (reception),
    St Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex. SS14 1DL, from 11am to 5pm
    Please respond to the consultation by 16 July.
    Series
    Lower Thames Crossing
    Information about a new Lower Thames Crossing.
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    The benefit cap starts being
    introduced across the country.
    11 July 2013 — Press release
    Business taskforce asks companies
    to help target EU red tape
    9 July 2013 — News story
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    Nick Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Privy
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    Ministers: The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP + 1 other
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    Ministers: The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP + 1 other
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    Building regulations contain the rules for building work in new and altered
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    Government is committed to geological disposal of higher activity
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    Organisations: Cabinet Office and Deputy Prime Minister's Office
    Delivered on: 20 May 2013
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    Minister: The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
    Introduction
    Paul, thank you for that generous introduction. I’m a great fan of the work
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    …Almost 10 years ago, I started my career on the Liberal Democrat
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    was needed to reduce crime was simply a focus from government on firm,
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    18 July 2013 — News article
    Foreign Secretary visits UK-
    supported mobile forensic lab in
    Lahore
    Foreign Secretary visits UK-supported mobile
    forensic lab in Lahore to witness British
    assistance for Pakistani authorities’ fight against
    terrorism
    18 July 2013 — News article
    British Council Lahore to reopen
    library
    British Foreign Secretary announces plans to
    reopen the British Council Library in Lahore as
    part of its expanded commitment to work in the
    Punjab
    17 July 2013 — News article
    Foreign Secretary marks
    Chevening Scholarship's 30th
    anniversary
    William Hague this evening marked the 30th
    anniversary of the Chevening Scholarship at an
    Iftar hosted in Islamabad.
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    ෂාfH (Khuram Shaikh) ඝාතනය කරනු ලැබ සහ ඔහුෙg ෙපMවGය වූ 4Hෙට&<යා
    ශාR<ක EංසනයAට ලH කර ෙM වන 4ට මාස 18ක කාලයH ගත O GෙT.
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    Very agile

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    Release early
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    Respond fast

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    Browser
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    OS Browser Version Week 15 July 2013
    Desktop Chrome latest 22.01%
    iOS Safari 6.1 15.28%
    Desktop Internet Explorer 10 12.14%
    Desktop Internet Explorer 8 11.87%
    Desktop Firefox latest 9.88%
    Desktop Internet Explorer 9 7.77%
    Android Android Browser 4.1 2.76%
    Desktop Safari 6 2.31%
    Desktop Internet Explorer 7 2.29%
    Android Android Browser 2.3 1.68%
    Desktop Safari 5 1.47%
    iOS Safari 6 1.3%
    iOS Safari 5.1 1.16%

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    We don’t
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    Structure

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    ./helpers/
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    _document_table.html.erb:

    My document table
    ...

    ./helpers/_document-table.scss:
    .document-table {
    h2 {
    ...
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    }

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    people/index.html.erb:

    ...

    ./views/_people.scss:
    .people-index {
    ...
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    .people-show {
    ...
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    core-80
    core-48
    core-36
    core-27
    core-24
    core-19
    core-16

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    @include core-80;

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    @include core-80(
    $line-height: (100 / 80),
    $line-height-640: (60 / 53)
    );

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    33% 33%
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    75%
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    // Semantic colour names
    $link-colour: #2e3191;
    $link-active-colour: #2e8aca;
    $link-hover-colour: #2e8aca;
    $link-visited-colour: #2e3191;
    $button-colour: #00823b;
    $text-colour: $black;
    $secondary-text-colour: $grey-1;
    $border-colour: $grey-2;
    $panel-colour: $grey-3;
    $canvas-colour: $grey-4;
    $highlight-colour: $grey-4;
    $page-colour: $white;

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    @include media(desktop){
    float: left;
    width: 33.33%;
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    float: left;
    width: 33.33%;
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    @mixin media($size){
    if $is-ie {
    @content;
    } @else {
    @if $size == desktop {
    @media (min-width: 769px){
    @content;
    }
    } @else if $size == tablet {
    @media (min-width: 641px){
    @content;
    }
    }
    }
    }

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    @include ie(6){
    width: 20px;
    }
    @include ie-lte(7){
    background: #bada55;
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    $content;
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    @include right-to-left {
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    Accessibility skills
    Assisted digital
    Browsers and devices
    Buttons
    CAPTCHA
    Colour palettes
    Continuous delivery
    Development
    environments
    Forms
    How users read
    Information security
    Progressive enhancement
    Quality
    Releasing software
    Sass repositories
    Shared asset libraries
    Testing code
    Typography
    User accounts and logins
    User-centered design
    Writing

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    Inside Government:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations
    http://github.com/alphagov/whitehall
    Frontend toolkit:
    https://github.com/alphagov/govuk_frontend_toolkit
    Service manual:
    https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/developers
    https://github.com/alphagov/government-service-
    design-manual

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    Grab me and I will tell you more

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  59. Edd Sowden
    Front-end Developer
    Government Digital Service
    @edds

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