Writing for the Web

Who Should Use These Guides?

The guides are for anyone who writes, develops, edits or approves content for the B.C. government, from engineering reports to emails, news releases to websites.

Follow these guides to produce high quality, plain language web content that helps people find, understand, and use the information they need.

Plain Language Guide

Make documents and websites accessible and easy to understand.

Content Design Guide

Outline, research, edit and test content for well understood audiences. 

Web Style Guide

Create trust, reinforce brand and deliver a high quality common look and feel. 

Visual Design Guide

Use and optimize graphics and images to benefit the audience. 

Writing for Services

Make services and supporting content easy to find, access, understand and act on. 

Web Standards

Support a high quality, consistent user experience across devices and platforms.