London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

When I joined dxw in 2013, an introductory blog post wasn’t yet a thing on our onboarding checklist. It happened that my first piece of writing for the company’s blog was about the WebDevConf I attended in 2014 in Bristol. Back then, I thought that if I ever wanted to move out of London, I […]

How we built GovPress admin

Here at dxw we are dedicated to making things better. We spend most of our time designing, building and maintaining sites for our public sector clients. However, we also want to invest time in developing internal products that make our jobs easier and the work more interesting. A new service we recently released as a […]

A happy announcement

I’m officially going on maternity leave on the 1st April. Although it may seem like an April Fools’ Day prank, I can assure you it’s not and I am now getting ready for the arrival of my little one who is due in the middle of April. It’s a very exciting time for me and […]

GovSite – a flexible WordPress theme developed by dxw

We’ve found that for many of our products, we’re asked to implement very similar features again and again. We also find that many of these clients have pretty limited budgets, which makes it difficult to follow the service design manual process. User research is often the first thing that gets cut, which isn’t ideal. So, […]

“Official data, new light” – another dxw project goes live

After much hard work Visual.ONS has now launched! The website shows ONS statistics using a wide range of content: infographics, interactive visualisations and short studies. The purpose of the site is to “make data, statistics and analysis more accessible, engaging and easier to understand”. Stats that engage people The motto of the website “official data, […]

Accountability Hack 2014. And the winner is…

This year Parliament hackathon, Accountability Hack, was hosted by Tracy Green (Parliament), Nick Halliday (NAO), Matt Jukes (ONS) and Julia Higginbottom (Rewired State) at the National Audit Office. dxw team of four developers/designers (Lily, Duncan, Tom and myself) together with many other keen “hackers” turned up at the NAO on Saturday morning to work on the challenges and create something awesome. […]

WebDevConf 2014

Last WDC took place in Bristol on the 10th of October. It was followed by an choice of afternoon workshops happening the day before. The talks and the range of topics covered were really impressive, covering everything from building personal projects to how to deal with user complaints. It was also my first time in Bristol and I took the opportunity […]