Mandatory elements: logo, Arial for body text, sans-serif font for headings and menus, a tas.gov.au URL and footer requirements.
Tasmanian Government websites must use Arial as the font for body text. Fallback fonts must be generic sans-serif, and additional fallback fonts may be selected if they:
- have pixel-width and kerning that match Arial’s
- are set to sans-serif.
Example of a compatible font-family for web body font
Font-family: Arial, sans-serif, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica.
This font-family property is well supported in all major browsers.
A sans serif font other than Arial may be chosen for headings and menu styles. The choice of font (web or standard) must take into consideration the level of cross-browser support.
A fallback font must be set that:
- has a pixel-width and kerning resembling the font of choice
- is set to sans-serif.
Decisions on fallback fonts, headings and menu styles must be made in conjunction with agency Communications Managers and it is recommended that advice is sought from an in-house designer or external designer.
A footer section must be present on all pages which meets the following requirements:
- Global links should be present i.e. ‘home’, ‘contact us’, ‘about us’
- A link to the Personal Information Protection Statement must be present
- A link to the Service Tasmania website must be present
- Disclaimer and copyright link must be present
- Tasmanian Government logo should be present.