Content Style Guide: Text Styles
Use additional text styles sparingly.
Be extremely selective in your use of colors, bold, italics, and increased size when trying emphasis something in text. Don’t use more than one style at a time (for example, don’t do THIS). Adding too many styles will lessen the effect and distract the user.
- Don’t use underlines (underlines are reserved for links only).
- Don’t use all caps.
- Don’t set text to centered or full justify (keep it at the left-aligned default setting).
If you need to use text styles outside of a WYSIWYG editor, please use semantic HTML tags as follows. (If you need help, feel free to ask the Web Services Librarian!):
- Bold text should use the
<strong>element. (Do not use
- Italicized text should use the
<em>element. (Do not use <i>.)