The first wireframes, the first draft of the most important pages:


Just defining things and how they can be used.

Cookies: Internet cookies are small pieces of information in text format that are downloaded to your computer when you visit many Web sites. The cookie may come from the Web site itself or from the providers of the advertising banners or other graphics that make up a Web page.(source

Cookies are useful for things such as recommendations, this way the computer does the work for you, relating recommendations to previous searches and web use.

MetaData: Using Metadata is the best way of how all the information in the archive will possibly link together. A really useful tool to how all the connections will be made.

Metadata describes other data. It provides information about a certain item’s content. For example, an image may include metadata that describes how large the picture is, the color depth, the image resolution, when the image was created, and other data. A text document’s metadata may contain information about how long the document is, who the author is, when the document was written, and a short summary of the document. (

Metadata can also come in the form of Metatags, These are descriptive keywords commonly used to describe the content on a website. Most search engines use this data when adding pages to their search index.

BBC ID: BBC ID is an account based service through the BBC. I have made an account and sought out some of the things you can do with it. This is a perfect place to use to link BBC content with social networking. The BBC gives you two ways of communicating externally FACEBOOK and TWITTER. I had a play around with recommending content, this is then broadcast on my facebook page, so people can see what I like and why. The process is pretty much as follows as I screen shotted the process.

JAWS (Screen Reader): The BBC has strict guidelines when it comes to accessibility. Here is what they are:

It emphasises the use of using the Jaws Screen-reader when developing. This also works for Javascript enabled.

BBC GEL: The perfect area to look into when designing. This is where the layout, typefaces, ways of navigating etc are displayed. Here is where the visual language of the BBC can be used by these guidelines.

It gets to the point where this is not a design project, this is using the existing guidelines in order convey good research and adaptability of idea.

BBC Accessibility Guidelines: The BBC guidelines, the whole of the guidelines from the BBC. Broken down into sections such as editorial guidelines, delivering quality and web development.

Grid: Just a last little important piece, after I did my wireframes I then found that the BBC use a 3 column grid, something that I should have taken into account earlier on.


Navigation ammends

The way in which the site will navigate has changed. I feel now that creating an account straight away may put people off from exploring the archive, people generally want to get stuck in straight away. The BBC ID part is just a small sign in bar at the top, when people start to explore, their content can be saved afterwards, this is when they can create an account. A message earlier on may be useful to display how the user can save their content.

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