A consistent foundation for which the BBC online can be built upon (work in progress).
What is this?
This is a flexible code implementation of the GEL foundational guidelines (Typography, Grid & Iconography).
These implementations can be used as a starting point for any BBC project, providing code that adheres to the GEL Guidelines.
To understand more about the background and context of our GEL Foundations, have a read of the blog post: Creating a foundation for everyone
Take a look at the repositories below to start using or contributing to the GEL Foundations:
- https://github.com/bbc/gel-sass-tools - A collection of Sass Settings & Tools that are required by the GEL Foundations.
- https://github.com/bbc/gel-typography - A flexible code implementation of the GEL Typography.
- https://github.com/bbc/gel-grid - A flexible code implementation of the GEL Grid.
- https://github.com/bbc/gel-iconography - The GEL icon suite in SVG format.
How do I get started?
These repositories can be used together or individually.
Can I use the foundational code for prototyping?
Yes, absolutely you can! Here is a starting point for you: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/oLzyRB
Who to get in touch with?
Get in touch with Shaun Bent or Al Jones for more info about this project.
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Copyright 2016 British Broadcasting Corporation
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