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Typography

The following examples show our recommended way of using the TYPO3 typefaces and weights. The relationship to the TYPO3 Brand is established through our typeface, "Source Sans Pro", which should be used as the only typeface.

Please note:

Due to the variable nature of the web and print publications, we do not provide a strict set of size and weight rules, rather than a recommended look and feel of a typographical hierarchy that represents the TYPO3 brand.

In order to achieve a high degree of contrast and readability, we strongly recommend the use of descending font-sizes for headlines as well as a destinction in weight between headlines and copytext.

We do provide a recommended set of font-sizes and weights, as well as additional assets and colors for your projects. This collection includes uncompiled as well as compiled sources to kickstart your project. Feel free to adapt these to your needs.

https://git-t3o.typo3.org/services/t3o-sites/typo3.org/typo3-style-guide-css-components

Fonts

TYPO3 in general uses Source-Sans as its typeface for headlines as well as different types of copy.

Source-Sans is used in the following weights:

  • Medium

  • Regular
  • Bold

If sample code is to be displayed (and only in this case), the monospaced source code variant is to be used.

!!! INSERT FONT HERE !!!

We provide a package with the most important typefaces used for you to download here.

Headlines

These are the different types of headings. For use in print or online, a few simple, sometimes different rules apply. We try to summarise and standardise them here so that we, i.e. you, can quickly achieve a good result and product :)

  1. Headings are a tool for the logical structuring of text sections.
  2. A chapter heading is larger than a section heading, etc. 
  3. This also means, for example, that a chapter heading (or online an H1) is only used once and not to emphasise text elsewhere. Other text mark-ups can be used for this purpose. This makes the structure of a text easier for the user to grasp and use.

 

Heading 1

(Source Sans, bold, 42px)

Heading 2

(Source Sans, bold, 36px)

Heading 3

(Source Sans, bold, 31px)

Heading 4

(Source Sans, bold, 26px)

Heading 5

(Source Sans, bold, 21px)

Bodytext

and the hierarchy within

A so-called body text contains the actual content of a document or page. In order to be easily readable, it is sufficient to follow a few simple rules:

  1. Avoid too long and convoluted sentences. 
  2. Use logical paragraphs to separate blocks of content. 
  3. Divide very long texts into paragraphs, each with a subheading. 
  4. A paragraph and a new line are different things.
  5. To emphasise text passages, use bold text (please refrain from using italic). 
  6. Use lists.

 

Lead Paragraph Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. 
(20px, Source Sans Pro, Light/Medium)

Default Paragraph Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.
(16px, Source Sans Pro, Regular)

Small Paragraph Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi.
(12px, Source Sans Pro, Regular)

You can use different styles to highlight parts of your text. You can use bold-text (please refrain from using italic).

  • You can
  • use
  • List Elements

Example

To illustrate how the different formats can be used in an exemplary way, we have created a dummy text page. 

Do you Have Any Questions?

If you have any trouble using this style guide, please don't hesitate to contact us via Slack or mail to designteam(at)typo3.org