Digital service topics
Explore guides and resources to help deliver excellent digital services.
Building your digital service
Steps for digital service delivery
Follow basic steps to build or improve your digital project or service.
Creating forms and surveys
Learn how to create an online form or survey for a project or service.
How to acquire SaaS
Procure SaaS while complying with government requirements.
Making your service accessible
Creating accessible digital content
Follow step-by-step instructions on how to build your service in a more inclusive way.
Developing for web accessibility
Developing web content that is accessible to people with disabilities.
Developing your service
Find code on Github
Find open source code repositories that are maintained by the teams who are building modern digital services.
Find resources on DevHub
Resources for developers building digital products for government.
Get answers on Stack Overflow
Ask questions and find answers from other B.C. government developers.
Explore the design system
Use this in the development and design of custom websites and applications.
Visual design resources
B.C.’s visual identity
Learn about the proper use of the visual identity program to ensure government programs and services are clearly defined.
Visual design guide for web
A guide for anyone who uses or creates visual content for the B.C. government.
Privacy and security
Digital privacy impact assessment
Establish what information you are collecting with your digital service, who has access to it and how it’s stored.
Guide to good privacy practices
Understand the privacy responsibilities described in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).
Security threat and risk assessments
Assess threats and risks when developing new or significantly modified information systems.
Videoconferencing privacy and security
Learn the best practices to maintain privacy and security while using video communications platforms.
Design research guide
Everything you need to know about design research, including planning, compensation and how to conduct interviews.
Service design playbook
Learn about the phases of human-centred design.
Web style guide
A guide for anyone who writes, edits or approves digital content for the B.C. government to help plan, design and improve web content.
Content design and strategy
Good content design focuses on helping people find and use the information and services they need.
Writing web content
Use this guide to write clear and accessible web content.
Plain language course
Take this self-directed course if you write anything for the B.C. government, from engineering reports to emails, news releases to websites.