Styles and Standards for a unified OU web interface
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The standard OUICE font-stack is up for review.
The current implementation is to use a narrow character san-serif stack:
This covers all headings and body text.
This conflicts directly with previous advice that all body copy on OU websites should use Verdana.
Want to contribute to the work on a standard OUICE font stack? Please start a discussion on the OU web developers Google Group.
Once a final font-stack has been decided, we'll fine-tune the font-sizes. The base font size is the equivalent of 12 pixels.
Heading sizes need further work. They may appear a little large (especially h2) at the moment.
We are aiming for a 18px equivalent baseline grid (12 x 1.5 = 18). There is more work to be done to get everything lined up on this grid!