Web Style Guide

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The Web Style Guide is for anyone who writes, edits or approves digital content for the B.C. government.

These guidelines will help you plan, design and improve web content. They're part of the Web Content Standards that ensure our information and services are clear and easy to use.

Change log

Stay up to date on the latest changes to our guidelines.


Content design and strategy

Use this guide to design, test and maintain web content.


Writing for the web

Follow this guide to format and edit web content. It includes guidance on grammar, tone and spelling.


Writing Guide for Indigenous Content

Write content that respects the cultural integrity of Indigenous Peoples. 

Plain language course

Take this self-directed course to improve your plain language skills.

Visual Design Guide

Use this guide when including graphics and videos. It includes information on corporate branding, typography and copyrights.

Web Content Standards

Learn about the standards we use to create and maintain our web content.



Feedback on the guides

Send us your questions or feedback by emailing: WebStandards@gov.bc.ca