Northeastern University has licensed hosted typography from webfonts.fonts.com for use on all sites within the northeastern.edu domain. This means the brand-standard typefaces of Helvetica Neue and ITC New Baskerville may now be implemented with almost 100 percent browser and device compatibility. Implementation of these fonts requires the publishing of a small piece of code into site headers. Please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications Web department for more information.
The great majority of text on Northeastern websites should be presented in a sans-serif font from the Helvetica Neue family. We recommend using Helvetica Neue 77 Condensed Bold for the following selectors:
#menu ul.dropdown li a, nav ul.dropdown li a, nav ul.usernav a span, hi through h6, h1 a through h6a
Helvetica Neue 55 Roman is recommended for the following selectors:
#intro p, p, and the default catch-alls *, html (font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: #333)
Helvetica Neue 57 Condensed is used for the selector:
#intro p.condensed (ie, homepage intros only)
Fonts can be further styled via local style sheets to adapt size, color, etc., to a given site design. However, we request that the above guidelines be followed as closely as possible and ask that any other implementations of these fonts be reviewed by the Office of Marketing and Communications before deployment.
The university serif font, ITC New Baskerville, may be used for news sites and online newsletters and magazines. Please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications Web department for more information.
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