All BBC Online (bbc.co.uk) web pages MUST adhere to the Global Visual Language Guidelines v2.0 (this is a zip file, approximately 5MB in size).
The document is aimed at producers and designers who need to know how to design BBC Online web pages, detailing the design grid and page layout guidelines to be used across the site.
NB. A full new technical architecture solution for the site is currently still in development. You are currently able to download the design assets in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop formats.
For further information on how to code sites for designs based on this visual language, please contact the Editor, Standards & Guidelines.
NB. For comparison purposes, here are the old (Barley) Page Layout Standards.
|18/12/2008||v2.0 (and related assets)||Includes updates to: the global masthead design, including masthead modes (solid or semi-transparent) and using the masthead for internationally-facing sites; guidelines for using the local masthead; information on standard fonts.||Lyra Xharra Loxha, Steve Gibbons|
|15/05/2008||v1.0.6 (and related assets)||Includes updates to: the global masthead colour palette (and how to position Flash content); EMP sizes; advert sizes and placement details. Guidelines and examples added for using the local masthead.||Julie Dodd, Matt Coyne|
|08/04/2008||v1.0.5||Includes modifications to the global masthead, local masthead, image sizes and advert placement.||Julie Dodd, Matt Coyne|
|18/12/2007||v1.0||New design guidelines for the widening of page templates across bbc.co.uk. Replaces previous Page Layout Standards.||Julie Dodd, Jonathan Hassell|
Like all other Future Media Standards & Guidelines, this page is updated on a regular basis, through the process described on About Standards & Guidelines.
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