Writing for the Web

These guides are for people who write, develop, edit or approve written and graphical content for B.C. government websites.

Who Should Use These Guides?

Anyone who creates content for the B.C. government, from engineering reports to emails, news releases to websites.

Why Writing for the Web?

Consistent, high quality web content helps people find, understand, and use the information they need.

Writing for the Web Guides

Plain Language Guide

Plain language saves time and money, and makes documents and websites accessible and easy to understand.

Content Development Guide

Effective content is outlined, researched, edited, and tested for a well understood audience. 

Web Style Guide

Consistent web style creates trust, reinforces brand, and supports a common look and feel. 

Visual Design Guide

Consistent visual design ensures graphics are optimized and used only when they benefit the reader. 

Writing for Services

A structured layout makes services easier to find, access, understand, and act on. 

Web Standards

Web standards support a high quality, consistent user experience.