Patterns are a simple, reusable solution to a design problem.
An Accordion is a simple way of showing, hiding and breaking down content.
Account in Apps provides a way to Sign into the user’s Account and give them access to their account information.
The App Information screen is where you can access all the important information relating to your app.
Autoplay allows you to automatically move onto another audio or video item when you’ve come to the end of the one you’re currently watching or listening to.
Cards allow you to quickly preview and share content, without the need to leave the page you’re on.
A carousel is a great way to view lots of content in a limited amount of vertical space.
A set of messages for use in apps that give you immediate feedback in response to an action taken or system failure
Content Utilities are actions that can be added to a piece of content, for example Add, Love or Share.
An icon to indicate to users they’re about to be redirected to an ‘external’ website.
Filtering lets you refine content by selecting different options to suit what you’re looking for.
The Games Framework (also known as Games GEL) helps us make consistent experiences for all of our games and apps for children.
Global Search is found in the global navigation and appears across every BBC site.
Information panels give you space to show more text, images, icons and links about something on a page.
Launch Screen is the first page that appears in your app. It lets you know that something is happening whilst the app is loading.
Local search allows you to search within a product. This means that the search is more focused and you’ll only see the results from the product you’re using.
Location settings allow you to manage your location preferences across all BBC products.
The masthead is the area at the top of every BBC page that contains global navigation and the branding.
Numbered pagination is useful when you’ve got lots of content to show. It lets you navigate through it simply and quickly.
Onboarding is a sequence of screens that appear after the App Launch screen but before the App Home Screen.
The pocket pattern allows you to reveal additional content without leaving the page you are on.
Preferred location sets location across all BBC products. Once a preferred location is set, products then show the relevant information for that location.
A promo is a snippet of content which links to a full piece of content elsewhere on the BBC site or app.
Recommendations Feedback options allow you to give feedback on your personalised recommendations.
The Settings screen is an important area of an app. Here you can easily control the changeable elements of the app.
The Share Tool allows you to share BBC content on social media.
A side drawer menu is an easy and quick way to navigate around and discover different areas within an app.
The ‘Sign in or Register' call to action is the only way you can sign into websites and apps. This guideline applies to all versions of BBC account
Tabs make it easy to view and navigate stacked panels of related content.
Topic Management allows you to add and/or remove your favourite or most relevant topics, allowing users to customise their apps to suit their tastes.
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