BBC design guidelines

The BBC has its design guidelines on the public sphere. I am particularly interetested on what they call Visual Language, the guidelines for the web.

The document, which is now on its version 1.06 (you can download the PDF here: Visual Language Guidelines v1.0.6), shows the grid behind, the way you can do flexible layouts with it, how the masthead and footer are created and more details, like text/object indentation, images sizes and ratios, media player sizes, advertising, etc.

It’s a concise document where you can clearly see how a page for the should be done.

Thanks to the BBC team for making this document available to the public.