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Some of the bigger Origami news from the last month:
Looking back over the 7 years of the team and project, we wrote a new mission statement for Origami.
We’ve posted them on the website here: https://origami.ft.com/documentation/principles/vision-and-mission/
Unifying and documenting the style and experience across the digital products of every FT brand, leveraging the web platform to provide an implementation of the brand guidelines.
We want to ensure our mission statement expresses that Origami is for every person and every product in the whole FT Group.
Every designer and developer in the FT knows how to use Origami, feels they have the agency to contribute to Origami and that they are an owner of Origami.
Origami is the gold standard of design systems and every FT designer and developer’s favourite way to create digital products.
In Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, Death says “HUMANS NEED FANTASY IN ORDER TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE”. At the Strata Data Conference in 2019, Cait O’Riordan said it’s important to find your North Star.
A vision statement is like that. It’s where we want to be, it helps guide our choices so that one day it might be where we are.
Right now our focus is on making Origami feel like a project owned by everyone, something everyone wants to use.
We’re still some ways off, but we’re looking forward.
This month we closed around 700 issues on Origami projects on GitHub. It’s the first time we’ve had fewer than 300 things on our team todo list. We’ll continue to reduce that number, making it easier to plan our time.
We have also archived the project
o-gallery, which was no longer in use and had not received updates in some time. We hope to replace it with a new carousel component in the coming year.
Our current roadmap has us deprecating our bower components at the end of Q2, and putting them in maintenance mode for a year.
Thank-you everyone for helping each other make it through this year.
A digest of other things that have happened this month:
RangeError: Malformed unicode_language_subtag on Intl polyfill
Add Intl.Locale and other Intl.* Polyfills
[Bug] Chrome/49 - Cannot redefine property: hasInstance
[feature] missing String.replaceAll polyfill
[Bug] Chrome/49 - Cannot redefine property: isConcatSpreadable
Feature Request: list popular polyfills
Enable The ‘unicorn/no-reduce’ rule
Update smoothscroll detect logic
Allow getters and setters to be set to undefined and not throw an error
fix test polyfill timeout
compress test server responses and add test matrix with partial retries
fix linter errors
TypedArray polyfills are included for every browser target
Update targeting for TypedArray polyfills
Update yaku version to v1.0.0
Feature Request: Navigator.permissions API polyfill?
make sure errors contain useful messages
Add ability to generate sourcemaps
Feature Request - Add Dialog polyfill
[feature-request] lazy loading support
[feature-request] Proxy polyfill
[Feature Request] Given a browser matrix, output the suite of polyfills per browser for every version that satisfies the matrix
add “es2015” to the aliases of String.fromCodePoint
update polyfill configs for edge 79 + a few corrections
Fetch polyfill is no longer specification compliant
isolate test runs with and without polyfill combinations
fix URL polyfill by no longer overwriting it in the Blob polyfill
fix unterminated polyfills.
Serve DOMRect polyfill to Edge versions < 79
Update troubleshooting section for SVGs to mention it applies to all SVG requests
Custom schemes (not including ftcms) should use cloudinary upload instead of fetch
Consider using quality:auto
Use the explicit API to clear the cache
Missing source attribute in prefilled form without image url
only delete formData.source if we set it
Make the purging endpoint also purge from cloudinary
Add missing Origami GH Actions and labels
Add codeowners, issue template and publishing step
Error if no brand query parameter
Backport conflicts work to Build Service v2
Feature: add support for specification v2 origami components
Issue: ESM module support
Error if no source query parameter
Disable adding Babel polyfills by default
Add v3/files endpoint
Do not crash the app if the NPM cache fails to prime.
Error page for conflicts is hard to read
Wrap error messages in
pre instead of
Add middleware to ensure all requested Origami modules are built using the same Origami Specification version
Update website to use o-layout and add v3 endpoints for bundling
turn off github-label-sync action’s deletion of unknown labels
Allow arbitrary labels to be added
proposal: add an accessibility label
add an accessibility label
Add the mission and vision statements to the front page
Add mission and vision statements to the homepage
Add Origami type
Avoid “we”/”let’s” in tutorials?
Bump remark-preset-lint-origami-component version
Tidy up test output
Automatically run verify before test
Require component lint configuration
Only lint files if the component itself contains linting config for those file types
pass through the ignore bower flag when building the pa11y demo
Remove whitespace from action name
Correct package.json version.
Add publish to npm workflow
move to github actions
Move the circleci jobs into github workflows
Update to npm 7
fails to deploy to staging due to a dart-sass shell bug
Improve Origami service discoverability
Replace origamiType checkboxes with radio buttons
Show radio buttons for origamiType instead of checkboxes
Work out how we display whether a version of a component builds or not
Investigate unreliable demo iframe resizing
include services in the default search filter
light font weight to
Map a “light” font weight to
300 instead of 200`
Can we deprecate this?
Deprecate the image set as it is not being used anymore
Is not silent mode by default (scss)
How to use with browserlist and a polyfill library
Data source of global-static-instance.json
sub tags within
Improve adoption of
ACC-764 Revert “Revert “ACC-764 add Contact Us to footer””
Revert “ACC-764 add Contact Us to footer”
ACC-764 add Contact Us to footer
Add Work & Careers in place of Graphics
remove graphics link from top level navigation
Remove unnecessary heavy ads monitoring
Attempt to monitor heavy ad interventions by Chrome
Stop changing background wheat to
oColorsMix($color: 'wheat', $percentage: 40)
Currently fails pa11y tests
Add an option to run for all repositories in a user or organisation
Merging labels doesn’t seem to work
oVideo to support slot level override of config (mix and match global + data attribute config)
We should track buffering events
iOS doesn’t like firing progress events
Move o-video advertising code to o-ads
Add better error styles for whitelabel brand in inverse mode
Add support for inverse form fields and error messaging
Add inverse form support for radios, checkboxes and error states and summaries
Improve radio box input given long labels
Expose the overlay instance on the
Expose overlay on the ready event detail
Remove any characters that aren’t valid when generating a heading id.
Remove non-ascii alphanumericals when generating heading id
Jumping around on iPad
Possible to include sticky behaviour
fix the demos so they compile for the internal brand
Enforce accessibility best practices by making some parameters mandatory
Expose current release number to the component’s own code
A Carousel component
Provide a way to express that a component is safe to be used with any brand.
Review how we manage and deploy component specifc assets
Make our whitelabel components easier to theme for build service users
New Component: Tag Input
A slider component
Opting elements into dark mode via a parent selector
Proposal: perform a review of the Origami specification
Proposal: npm-only origami components
Support NPM(only) Components
origamiVersion filter to the repos endpoint.
Add origami version to version entity
Update test expectations for a peer dependency
isPeer to the Dependency Entity.
Add pa11y demo to tested demos
Fix pa11y demo
Add back the pa11y demo
Run pa11y against all supported brands
Stop building the pa11y demo separately as obt test builds the pa11y demo now
Make getDataAttributes ignore data attributes which are not in the component’s namespace