Discussions, exchanges and help

Regardless of where, we welcome contribution, ideas and constructive criticism.

We primarily use Slack and GitHub for discussions.

Slack

For early discussions, help and hellos.


Consultation meetings

We hold regular consultation meetings with developers, designers and UXers.

Interested? email ken.hawkins@embl.de


GitHub Discussions

For ideas that need to be tracked and may not yet have a clear course of action.


GitHub Issues

For ideas that can be auctioned into code, components and patterns.

Tip: also consult the Code of Conduct.


In this section

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%.

About components and 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.

Creating new components

This codebase includes a folder and file creation tool.

Sass and CSS guidelines

The Visual Framework delivers much of its value through Sass.

Discussions, exchanges and help

Regardless of where, we welcome contribution, ideas and constructive criticism.

Image handling best practice

It's best to not let CSS do the image cropping.

JavaScript guidelines

We use "just enough" JavaScript in the Visual Framework.

Using British and American english if code and documentation

For the language and spelling of documentation and code.

User base of the Visual Framework code

This project is designed to be used by organisations with experienced developers delivery life science websites.

Component versioning interoperability

Each Visual Framework component carries its own semantic versioning.

Content guidelines

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

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