Ballotpedia:Visual style guide
Revision as of 18:25, 4 April 2009 by Swad
Here's a collection of all the style standards we use here on Ballotpedia. If you find an element that doesn't meet these standards, please take a minute to fix it.
Tables and Headers
- Background: #00008B
- Text: "White"
- Background: Default
- Darker Gray Background: #ECEBED
- See example of Calendar template to the right
- Section titles should have the first letter capitalized and all others be lowercase (except proper nouns).
- Ex. ==New section of importance== not ==New Section Of Importance==
- Page titles should be as lowercase as possible. This means:
- The first letter should always be capitalized.
- Anything other than proper names, such as the name of a person or ballot measure, should be lowercase.
- State official titles should be uppercase for consistency (e.g. "California Governor")
- The title of a government position, like "secretary of state," should only be capitalized when it precedes the name of the official, like Secretary of State Joe Smith. When referring to the title/position only, use lowercase. Note that this isn't the case for page titles, as mentioned above.
- The Ballotpedia identity should only be used against a white background, unless the colors of the text are removed and set against a solid color background.
- Unless properly resized and specifically needed, the slogan should probably not accompany the identity. In other words, in most cases, opt to use the identity (i.e. "Ballotpedia") on its own.
- Always use the large version of the identity. The small version we created for the constraints of the wiki isn't fit for publication or other use.