Web Standards and Guidelines

These standards and guidelines are based on industry best practices, current research and established principles of web and user experience (UX) design, and align with the design, structure and strategy of gov.bc.ca, the government's public-facing web presence.

Web standards ensure our sites are easy to use and view and are widely accessible to all users, regardless of their technology status or impairments.

Standardized site design also means a common user experience across one or many websites, allowing for predictable features, greater ease of use, and common look and feel. When standards and guidelines are implemented, online content is more usable, evolves more easily to changing technologies and is simpler to migrate, manage and maintain.

All public-facing B.C. Government web properties must follow these standards and guidelines and apply them to web development and redevelopment projects. This module replaces all previous versions of the Web Standards and Guidelines.

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Useful Contacts

For more help, email the User Experience Design Team (UXBC).