Official university Web pages (including those of colleges, departments, bureaus, centers, and institutes) represent the university and are intended only for official business functions of the university.
Content Requirements and Standards
Because all university Web pages are subject to UF policy, it is strongly advised that you familiarize yourself with the Acceptable Use Policy. It is recommended that you consult the office of University Relations before starting a new website. Do not alter official UF themes, templates or graphics.
All headers should identify the unit and their affiliation with the university. University Relations recommends the university identifier be the university logo or one of the variations created for the UF Web template. All footers should include the Primary Logo. The logo can either be placed flush left or right of the footer, per the preference of the unit.
The primary logo in all instances should always be linked to the UF home page at www.ufl.edu.
Web Logo Standards
Use the Photoshop layered document if you need to create a transparent gif. You will see blue, white and black layers with a transparent background.
Download Photoshop Document
|University of Florida 2015 Web Colors (Meets WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines for contrast against #fff white)|
|Blue||0, 82, 155||#00529b|
|Orange||188, 88, 26||#bc581a|
Also see info on colors for more brand colors.
A limited selection of official UF branding typefaces, Gentona and Quadon, are available as web fonts, free of charge for communicators and their staff. See info on Typograpy to apply for fonts.
Terminal 4 Template
Now that the new UF homepage has been deployed we’re getting excellent feedback and engagement. And one common question: “When will the new template be made available to campus developers?” Web Services has completed work on the template and interested units can reach out to UF Web Services to request template files and coordinate the next steps.
Meanwhile, web developers and designers across campus are being directed to seize the momentum from the homepage relaunch and redesign their sites or make new sites… and so on. This leaves them wondering what should be done. There are so many valid questions that are floating around, and there’s one simple answer:
The template is great, but… Focus on your content first.
The official UF web template will ultimately provide visual consistency, user experience, mobile experience, and optimization.
What should be done before you leap into the template? Spend the next few months streamlining your content. Do content audits, remove old and outdated content, rewrite content, plan your supporting graphics making use of the branding tools, and most importantly, adjust your navigation structure if it isn’t serving your needs appropriately. Do your best to simplify your site’s content. Keep materials that are crucial and remove the bloat. This process takes time, so remind your administrators that optimizing content is even more essential to your goals online than installing a new template.
University Communications strongly urges any units with active web development projects to plan ahead by working on content audits, navigation audits, and supporting graphics first. This will ensure you get the most impact with the new templates and your streamlined content, and allow the power of the UF brand to support your unit’s efforts online.
UF Shibboleth Templates
If you are a service provider or identity provider you can download the UF Shibboleth templates below.
UF Shibboleth Template