Information Technology Policies and Standards
|Text and Use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Standard|
To Be Reviewed
|This standard ensures a consistent appearance for web pages. It deals mainly with static HTML documents, but dynamically rendered pages and alternative formats (e.g. PDF) should follow the same conceptual layout standards whenever possible.|
|City of Albuquerque website style/s are determined by the City's official cascading stylesheets (CSS). For the stylesheets to work, designers/developers should always leave all font styles/sizes at default for basic body content, headers, etc. The use or creation of additional stylesheets should be discussed first with the Information Systems Division.|
Unique in-line styles should be used sparingly.
Text should not be underlined, as this implies a hyperlink.
Text should not be in all caps as this implies shouting.
|The City of Albuquerque is committed to user-friendly design and accessibility to as many people as possible.|
Use of stylesheets:
- ensure a consistent appearance for web pages;
- is recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium;
- are an important component of accessible web design;
- ensure faster loading pages;
- ensure pages are easier to read on various devices (such as cell phones, PDAs, etc.);
- ensure a more flexible website that can more easily be transferred to a new system; and
- ensure site-wide design changes can be made quickly and easily;
|Contact: Julie A. Hicks, (505) 768-2814|