BBC's web principles

This list of the BBC’s fifteen web principles, posted by Tom Loosemore, will be invaluable in my client work. It’s amazing how easy it is to make people accept something, if you say ‘well, that’s how the BBC does it.’ Of particular interest:

  • Do not attempt to do everything yourselves.
  • Make sure all your content can be linked to, forever.
  • Accessibility is not an optional extra.
  • Link to discussions on the web, don’t host them.

A bit on the evangelical side, maybe, but absolutely sound advice for anyone in this business.