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When and how to use the launcher component on GOV.WALES.

First published:
3 December 2019
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When to use

Before using, check whether this component is appropriate for the GOV.WALES content type you are considering using it on.

Use launcher buttons to:

  • navigate to a service from a GOV.WALES start page
  • navigate to a service sign in from a GOV.WALES sign in page

A start page is a guide page built to a specific structure, to provide a starting point to a GOV.WALES service.

A sign in page is a guide page built to a specific structure, to provide a starting point to sign in to a GOV.WALES service.

How to use

Incorporating launcher buttons

When incorporating launcher buttons, you should:

  • only add 1 launcher per start page or sign in page
  • place the launcher after brief content explaining things users will need to know, for example what the service is for
  • place the launcher before an optional ‘Before you start’ section, explaining things users will need to complete this action
  • always use the launcher label ‘Start now’ on a start page launcher button
  • always use the launcher label ‘Sign in’ on a sign in page launcher button
  • only link to other sites where appropriate
  • for launchers navigating to other sites, state users are leaving GOV.WALES by adding ‘on [company name]’ to the description

Examples

Launcher button, on a start page

Layout of a start page

Launcher button, on a sign in page

Layout of a sign in page

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