There are development standards for the BBC's internal and external websites. The BBC's external web presence is known as bbc.co.uk.
Please see the
Future Media Guidelines site for information about development standards for bbc.co.uk sites.
Information for external parties interested in tendering for bbc.co.uk commissions can be found in the Production Handbook.
There are no policy statements specific to
Development. The following is a list of useful,
related policies from other areas
The main Delivering Quality policies always apply.
Continuity Policy Ref 04
All new developments must consider the impact on, and the risk to, the BBCs business continuity plans.
Diversity Policy Ref 01
All Internet and Intranet sites must be compliant with BETSIE
Applications Policy Ref 03
All developments by, and purchases from, 3rd parties must have a signed approved, legal agreement. See Law section.
Applications Policy Ref 05
Where a system is a bespoke development it must adhere to the development standards in Delivering Quality.
Applications Policy Ref 06
Integration testing must be carried out on all new applications and upgrades to existing applications.
BBCi Policy Ref 01
All mailing lists to be used on bbc.co.uk must follow the standard as described in the Mailing List Standard.
bbc.co.uk search metadata standard
How to Obtain Further
Information and Internal Policies and Standards
Only a limited number of standards are published within this site. If you need more information or you think you need access to specific documents, please see "How to obtain further information".