BBC GEL Guidelines

BBC's shared design framework, the Global Experience Language.



GEL is how we design, both practically and philosophically. The GEL Guidelines help our teams assemble online services, be they apps, websites or games, whilst our Design Principles underpin our user-centred approach.

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Further Readings

Find out more on the design system and get to know it better.

BBC GEL Responsive..

by Rory Pickering

For a year I worked in collaboration with Al Jones on BBC’s GEL (Global Experience Language) developing responsive principles and guidelines.. Read more

Creating a framework..

by C. Connelly & R. Gibson

Web analytics show that games are consistently our most popular content on both the CBeebies and CBBC websites. While our apps, which are.. Read more

A working demo of GEL

by BBC

This is a working demo of the GEL Grid Guidelines. This shows how our flexible, percentage-based grid works and how you can use it to create a BBC website. Read more