This style guide outlines the principles and standards for the creation of mobile web pages for the BBC. It is intended to be used by designers, developers and producers.
The Global Visual Language Guidelines v3.0 gives guidance and recommendations on page layout and design principles for BBC online (bbc.co.uk) sites. The new GVL 3.0 guidelines forms part of a larger concept, the Global Experience Language which will encompass the user experience for all of the BBC's digital services.
Version: 3.0; Last updated: December 2011.
This version of the Global Visual Language has now been superseded and replaced by GVL 3.0. Some projects that have been started using GVL 2.0 are yet to deliver and these guidelines will remain available until such time as they are no longer required.
Covers all the main guidelines, and examples to be considered when creating or adapting brands for web, mobile or digital TV platforms.
Defines how to refer to the BBC digital platforms.
Search metadata (title, keywords, description, etc.) standards for all pages published on BBC online.
Writing guidelines for technical staff writing editorial content on BBC online.
Version: 1.0; Last updated: August 2008.
Requirements for the creation and promotion of acceptable web addresses or URLs for BBC online.
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