Serves the homepage, transactions and some index pages on GOV.UK
- AWS (EKS)
- Frontend apps
Example pages published by frontend
Example pages rendered by frontend
Frontend renders the citizen-facing part of formats stored in the Content Store, and
some hard-coded routes including the GOV.UK homepage.
Simple smart answer
Transaction start pages:
Transaction done pages
Transaction done with survey pages
Assisted digital satisfaction surveys:
format: our phrase for a type of content
scope: each type of calendar (eg daylight saving, bank holidays) is known as a scope. A scope has its own view templates, JSON data source and primary route.
Frontend is a Ruby on Rails application and should follow our Rails app conventions.
Running the application
You can use the GOV.UK Docker environment or the local
startup.sh script to run the app. Read the guidance on local frontend development to find out more about each approach, before you get started.
If you are using GOV.UK Docker, remember to combine it with the commands that follow. See the GOV.UK Docker usage instructions for examples.
If you are using the
startup.sh script, first run statichttps://github.com/alphagov/static) and execute the following command:
PLEK_SERVICE_STATIC_URI=http://static.dev.gov.uk ./startup.sh --live
which uses a local copy of static and content from production.
Note that you will have to have GOV.UK Locations API running locally. A valid dataset will have to be loaded for Locations API or postcode lookups will not succeed. This is part of the standard GOV.UK data replication steps.
Running the test suite
bundle exec rake