This page lists improvements to the Lens design system in reverse chronological order.


Significant changes that triggered a new version of Lens are highlighted in green.

Version 108

Released 18-08-2020

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Applied Y2020 typeset to our content

18-08-2020πŸ”– New version

Version 107

Released 02-08-2019

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Added a Y2020 project content type styles16-04-2020✨ Feature
Added Coral shades in our LDS palette16-04-2020✨ Feature
Fixed long block-quotes behaviour with asides
27-07-2020✨ Feature
Allowed site search box to show at large breakpoint11-06-2020✨ Feature
Added Doctoral programme styles14-05-2020✨ Feature
Added ordered list styles for action list15-04-2020✨ Feature
Updated Facebook icon in social media section 20-02-2020✨ Feature
Added styles to support disabled contact options
06-02-2020✨ Feature
Added infographic section05-02-2020✨ School of Management (SoM) feature
Added Key Message section styles  23-12-2019✨ Feature
Added Linked In option in social media section29-11-2019✨ Feature
Added multi column section to Campaign content type28-11-2019✨ School of Management (SoM) feature
Added split section13-11-2019✨ School of Management (SoM) feature
Added Extended navigation styles01-11-2019✨ School of Management (SoM) feature
Updated footer logo to 202025-10-2019

πŸ“ Content

Updated University award17-10-2019

πŸ“ Content

Added parallax scrolling to hero images16-09-2019✨ Feature
Added skip to main content to the top of every page 26-09-2019✨ Feature
Added fixed stripe on preview/ staging/ training 03-09-2019✨ Feature
Added Parallax scrolling to hero05-08-2019✨ Feature

Restructured HTML to add quote, attribution and CTA to hero

02-08-2019πŸ”– New version

Version 106

Released 19-06-2019

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Added School of Management theme15-07-2019✨ School of Management (SoM) feature
Added style for clearing hotline number04-07-2019✨ Feature
Added label component25-06-2019✨ Feature

Overhauled file structure to accommodate theming

19-06-2019πŸ”– New version

Version 105

Released 05-06-2019

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Updated university awards11-06-2019πŸ“ Content

Removed sub-header

05-06-2019πŸ”– New version

Version 104

Released 25-04-2019

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Updated search results styles, added best bets and sorting.02-05-2019✨ Feature

Added small buttons, sidebars and panels

25-04-2019πŸ”– New version

Version 103

Released 05-10-2018

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Updated beacon brand logo to replace the page title21-03-2019✨ Feature

Updated beacon brand JS and CSS to let SVG scale properly

26-02-2019πŸ› Bug fix
Moved hero CTA to below the page title21-01-2019✨ Feature
Added a class to fix an element to the bottom of the viewport21-12-2018✨ Feature
Updated university awards13-12-2019πŸ“ Content
Reset font size of markdown heading 121-11-2018✨ Feature
Added style for Shortcut navigation01-11-2018✨ Feature
Added new 2019 university awards06-12-2018✨ Feature
Increased definition between heading sizes in markdown areas21-11-2018✨ Feature
Added style for 'Home' content types Shortcut navigation01-11-2018✨ Feature

Moved the uni logo above the main navigation

05-10-2018πŸ”– New version

Version 102

Released 02-10-2018

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Improved and refreshed search bar structure and design

02-10-2018πŸ”– New version

Version 101

Released 16-07-2018

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Fix alignment and spacing for bullet lists23-08-2018πŸ› Bug fix
Reduce border radius of global search fields20-08-2018✨ Feature
Added style for new search filters on Courses landing page27-07-2018✨ Feature

Fixed Courses search results filters

16-07-2018πŸ› Bug fix

Improved global and role navigation

16-07-2018πŸ”– New version

Version 100

Changes prior to the global and role navigation release (101) were not recorded as separate versions.