Corporate Web Standards


  • The corporate font and heading styles are applied to all web pages ¬†through the corporately controlled style sheet
  • The facility to change the font size and colour combinations exists on all Hantsweb pages

  • Do not hard code font sizes within your page

Do not specify font faces within the body text of your web pages. The corporate style sheet applied to all web pages (through the header SSI) will specify the corporate font that will be used throughout the site. Individual pages or collections of pages must not interfere with the application of the corporate font. The corporate font must only be applied to pages through the use of the corporate style sheet.

Do not specify font sizes which override the users' default setting within the body text of your web page. Visitors must be able to resize the font according to their preference.

The corporate font-family is sans-serif. The corporate font size is 90%.

This will also ensure that your pages meet the text clarity requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and remain fully accessible.

Headings and navigation bars can use a different font, but these must be accessible font family definitions and implemented consistently across the collection through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (exotic and hard to read font faces must not be used).

Influences on this standard

UK Government guidelines

  • Be consistent throughout the website
  • Only use clear, commonly used fonts
  • Ensure font size can be changed
  • Use Cascading Style Sheets to format and style basic elements of a website