Standards for (server-side) application development to ensure that applications maintain the integrity and security of bbc.co.uk.
AV standards, including links to technical information (bitrates, frame size, frame rate) for narrowband and broadband, streaming and download AV content.
Guide on how to use the Barlesque templating system to create bbc.co.uk sites that comply with the Visual Language Guidelines.
(This standard supersedes the previous Barlesque Standard v1.0 and the standard.)
Standards for browser support and testing for bbc.co.uk
Standards for the use of clickthrough (go-) tracking on bbc.co.uk links (mostly used to track use of external links)
Best practice C++ coding guidelines for bbc.co.uk projects.
Standards for use of Cascading Style Sheets on bbc.co.uk pages.
Standards for designing and developing live database (backed) applications for bbc.co.uk.
Standard giving requirements for normal page weight and methods for reducing page weight. This standard also gives guidance on how to optimise pages to achieve the best possible download speeds.
Standards for collecting collection of user email addresses and formatting, processing, delivery of email for bbc.co.uk.
Standards specifying valid file extensions served from www.bbc.co.uk and news.bbc.co.uk.
Standards for the creation, use and maintenance of all .htaccess files on www.bbc.co.uk servers.
Defines which mapping providers site producers can use on bbc.co.uk.
Standards for the use of multimedia plug-in content on bbc.co.uk, including: approved formats; advice on the choice of Flash version; requirements on the provision of alternatives to plug-in content; how to optimise, test, deliver and embed plug-in content.
Initial interim guidelines for the use of RSS on bbc.co.uk – specifies acceptable formats, how to let users know an RSS feed is available, the help users should be given to consume RSS feeds etc.
The BBC endorses the principle of separating content from presentation in web pages, using HTML as a semantic markup language.
This guideline document describes what sitemaps are and how they can be used to increase the speed of recognition of new content by search engines.
Summary of standards for XHTML pages on BBC Online (bbc.co.uk), including: doctypes; validation; browser support; code style; scripts; CSS.
This standard supersedes the HTML Integrity Standard.
Initial standards for the use of XML on bbc.co.uk – includes: XML vocabularies, use of Schema languages, and creation and use of XML Namespaces.
Summary of how to use XSSI(eXtended Server Side Includes) on Apache servers.
This standard supersedes the XSSI Standards v1.0.